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Aircraft Carriers, Volume 2
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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.

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"For the naval aficionado who cannot get enough of the history of the carrier, this coffee table-size book is indispensable."--Military Heritage--Military Heritage (06/26/2008)
"The text provides smart staffers with a lexicon of suitable examples, and plenty of killer quotes about the limits of Air Force action, insight and honesty."--International Journal of Naval History--International Journal of Naval History (05/22/2008)
"Should be useful for anyone interested in this particular type of naval vessel."--Nautical Research Journal--Nautical Research Journal (09/18/2008)
"Filled to the brim with fascinating information and illustrated with hundreds of well-chosen photographs, the second volume of Norman Polmar's Aircraft Carriers will serve general readers and historians alike as a valuable reference source for many years to come."--Journal of Military History--Journal of Military History (05/18/2009)
"Polmar has clearly done his research and performs yeoman's work, bringing relevance to each phase of carrier operation he discusses...a magnificent piece of research."--Air & Space Power Journal--Air & Space Power Journal (09/03/2010)

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