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Aircraft Carriers: A History of Carrier Aviation and its Influence on World Events


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Norman Polmar is an internationally known analyst, consultant, and award-winning author specializing in naval, aviation, and intelligence areas. He has participated in or directed major studies in these areas for the U.S. Department of Defense and Navy, and consulted to U.S. and foreign commercial firms and government agencies. He has been an advisor or consultant on naval issues to three U.S. Secretaries of the Navy and two Chiefs of Naval Operations, as well as to three U.S. Senators and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He has 50 published books to his credit, including eight previous editions of Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet and four editions of Guide to the Soviet Navy. Mr. Polmar is a columnist for the Proceedings and Naval History magazines. He is a resident of Alexandria, VA.


COMMENTS ON THE FIRST EDITION OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERS"An excellent book."--Adm. Arleigh Burke, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, 1955-1961

--Adm. Arleigh Burke
"A very well-written, comprehensive primer on the operational history of American carriers."--Nautical Research Journal--Nautical Research Journal (11/12/2007)
"Aircraft Carriers offers a definitive history of world aircraft carrier development and operations. Chapters analyze the first half of the 20th century and offer much in-depth analysis that is key to any serious military collection's holdings."--Midwest Book Review-- (05/25/2007)
"This is a truly outstanding reference work. . . .this is a must-have book for those who want to know more about the development of naval aviation."--Canadian Naval Review-- (06/11/2007)

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