Crossing the Line: A Bluejacket's Odyssey in World War II

June 12, 2007|
Crossing the Line: A Bluejacket's Odyssey in World War II by Alvin B. Kernan
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In this memoir of life aboard aircraft carriers during World War II, Alvin Kernan combines vivid recollections of his experience as a young enlisted sailor with a rich historical account of the Pacific war. Kernan served in many battles and was aboard the Hornet when it was sunk by torpedoes in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.
"One of the most arresting naval autobiographies yet published."-Sir John Keegan
"An honest story of collective courage, evocative, well-written, and fixed before the colors fade."-Kirkus Reviews
"[Kernan] recounts a wonderful and exciting American story about a poor farm boy from Wyoming who enlisted in the Navy. . . .[He] has written eight other books. I will go back and read them all."-John Lehman, Air & Space
"Details . . . make the moment vivid; that is what it was like, on the Hornet in its last hours."-Samuel Hynes, New York Times Book Review
Title:Crossing the Line: A Bluejacket's Odyssey in World War IIFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.38 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.38 inPublished:June 12, 2007Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300123159

ISBN - 13:9780300123159

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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