Carrier by Tom Clancy
A Guided Tour of an Aircraft (Tom Clancy's Military Reference)

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They are floating cities with crews of thousands. They are the linchpins of any military strategy, for they provide what has become the key to every battle fought since World War I: air superiority. The mere presence of a U.S. naval carrier in a region is an automatic display of strength that sends a message no potential enemy can ignore. Now, Tom Clancy welcomes you aboard for a detailed look at how these floating behemoths function. With his trademark style and eye for detail, Clancy brings you naval combat strategy like no one else can.Carrier includes:* Takeoffs and landings: flying into the danger zone
* The aircraft onboard: their range, their power, their weaponry
* The role of the carrier in modern naval warfare
* Exclusive photographs, illustrations and diagrams
Plus: An interview with the U.S. Navy's Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jay Johnson


About Tom Clancy

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Tom Clancy is the world's favorite international thriller author. Starting with "The Hunt For Red October", all of Mr. Clancy's books have hit #1 on the "New York Times" bestseller list. Mr. Clancy lives in Maryland and owns an interest in the Baltimore Orioles.
Published February 20, 2009 by Berkley. 348 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, War, Professional & Technical, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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The best-selling author of Without Remorse (1993) and the nonfiction Submarine (1993) examines the past, present, and future of America's largest warships.

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But what he sees while watching the exercise changes his mind: ""our surface Navy still has `the right stuff.' "" Designed for readers who agree wholeheartedly with that assessment, Carrier will be pure candy to the large corps of Clancy devotees.

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