Osprey Colour Series (Aviation) : From the Sea : The U.S. Navy & Marine Corps into the 21st Century
This book looks at the work of the sailors, marines, ships and planes that comprise the modern US Navy and Marine Corps. It provides the facts and figures on all the hardware that keeps the U.S. Navy in readiness, from the Aircraft Carriers to LPD amphibious transports. For this book, the author, John W. Alexander broke through North Pole ice on an attack submarine, travelled to Alaska with Navy SEALS, deployed with Desert Storm forces in the Persian Gulf, launched from aircraft carriers, and went to sea in cruisers, battleships, and tugboats.
John Alexander offers both an overview and analysis of the myriad aspects of this complex military organization but also brings it to life through the words of the sailors and Marines themselves. He interviews Submarine Skippers, Coast Guards, Top Gun Pilots and Instructors, Yellow Shirts, SEALs and other US Navy Personnel. These Sailors and Marines describe their experiences in their own words accompanied by photographs ranging from mine detecting dolphins to multiple missile launches.
The author is retired Commander John W. Alexander. He joined the Navy after receiving an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri and has served as Anti-submarine Warfare Officer on two destroyers and completed a tour as Navigator aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Tattnall. John W. Alexander has 22 years of service as a navy Public Affairs Officer before retiring in 1992. He has written, directed and produced TV documentaries and authored two books and many articles on military topics.
This tribute to the men and women of the United States Navy and Marine Corps is a unique celebration of America's proudest heritage. This book takes you on a journey with members of the Navy and Marine Corps Team. It is the culmination of photographer Brian Wolff's commitment to capture the most telling images of Sailors, Marines and their families. Internationally acclaimed photographer Brian Wolff spent 15 years capturing images of the Navy and Marines from around the world to create the images for this book. His work serves as a testimonial to everything that makes America strong. He has captured honour, courage, dedication and teamwork. Wolff travelled hundreds of thousands of miles documenting everyday activities, work and play, in good times and bad, in fair weather and foul. From the North Pole to the jungles of South America, Wolff was given full access to the daily lives of the 850,000 men and women who comprise this combined fighting force - a partnership that, as Secretary of the Navy John Dalton says in the foreword, is unique in its ability to deploy anywhere in the world.
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