The Log Of The Bon Homme Richard

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Unforgotten In The Gulf Of Tonkin

Author : Eileen A. Bjorkman
ISBN : 9781640123656
Genre : History
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On November 18, 1965, U.S. Navy pilot Willie Sharp ejected from his F-8 fighter after being hit while positioned over a target in North Vietnam. With a cloud layer beneath him, he did not know if he was over land—where he would most certainly be captured or killed by the North Vietnamese—or over the Gulf of Tonkin. As he ejected, both navy and air force aircraft were already heading toward him to help. What followed was a dramatic rescue made by pilots and other airmen with little or no training or experience in combat search-and-rescue. Told by former military flight test engineer Eileen A. Bjorkman, this story includes nail-biting descriptions of air combat, flight, and rescue. Bjorkman places Sharp’s story in the larger context of the U.S. military’s bedrock credo—No Man Left Behind—and calls attention to the more than eighty thousand Americans still missing from conflicts since World War I. She also explores the devastating aftershocks of the Vietnam War as Sharp struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder. Woven into this gripping tale is the fascinating history of combat search-and-rescue missions that officially began in World War II. Combining the cockiness and camaraderie of Top Gun with the heroics of Sully, Unforgotten in the Gulf of Tonkin is a riveting tale of combat rescue and an unforgettable story about the U.S. military’s commitment to leave no man behind.
Category: History

The Logs Of The Serapis Allance Ariel Under The Command Of John Paul Jones 1779 1780

Author : Various
ISBN : EAN:4064066217969
Genre : History
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"The Logs of the Serapis--Allance--Ariel, Under the Command of John Paul Jones, 1779-1780" by Various. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Category: History

Life Of Rear Admiral John Paul Jones Chevalier Of The Military Order Of Merit And Of The Russian Order Of St Anne Compiled From His Original Journals And Correspondence Including An Account Of His Services In The American Revolution And In The War Between The Russians And Turks In The Black Sea

Author : John Paul Jones
ISBN : NYPL:33433022427367
Genre : Russo-Turkish War, 1787-1792
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Category: Russo-Turkish War, 1787-1792

The Logs Of The Serapis Alliance Ariel

Author : John Sanford Barnes
ISBN : NYPL:33433008494928
Genre : Alliance (Ship)
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This interesting volume contains transcripts of original logs and records from three ships under the command of John Paul Jones at various times during his career. Included in these records are journals kept aboard the vessels, as well as some correspondence between Jones and his contemporaries.
Category: Alliance (Ship)

Give Me A Fast Ship

Author : Tim McGrath
ISBN : 9781101591574
Genre : History
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Five ships against hundreds—the fledgling American Navy versus the greatest naval force the world had ever seen… America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord, England’s King George sent hundreds of ships westward to bottle up American harbors and prey on American shipping. Colonists had no force to defend their coastline and waterways until John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: The Continental Congress should raise a navy. The idea was mad. The Royal Navy was the mightiest floating arsenal in history, with a seemingly endless supply of vessels. More than a hundred of these were massive “ships of the line,” bristling with up to a hundred high-powered cannon that could level a city. The British were confident that His Majesty’s warships would quickly bring the rebellious colonials to their knees. They were wrong. Beginning with five converted merchantmen, America’s sailors became formidable warriors, matching their wits, skills, and courage against the best of the British fleet. Victories off American shores gave the patriots hope—victories led by captains such as John Barry, the fiery Irish-born giant; fearless Nicholas Biddle, who stared down an armed mutineer; and James Nicholson, the underachiever who finally redeemed himself with an inspiring display of coolness and bravery. Meanwhile, along the British coastline, daring raids by handsome, cocksure John Paul Jones and the “Dunkirk Pirate,” Gustavus Conyngham—who was captured and sentenced to hang but tunneled under his cell and escaped to fight again—sent fear throughout England. The adventures of these men and others on both sides of the struggle rival anything from Horatio Hornblower or Lucky Jack Aubrey. In the end, these rebel sailors, from the quarterdeck to the forecastle, contributed greatly to American independence. Meticulously researched and masterfully told, Give Me a Fast Ship is a rousing, epic tale of war on the high seas—and the definitive history of the American Navy during the Revolutionary War. INCLUDES NINE MAPS AND SIXTEEN PAGES OF FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Category: History

John Paul Jones And The Battle Off Flamborough Head

Author : Thomas J. Schaeper
ISBN : WISC:89058649013
Genre : History
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This book examines John Paul Jones's most famous battle, the one in which his Bonhomme Richard confronted the British Serapis off the coast of England in September 1779. Thomas J. Schaeper argues that the standard interpretation of the event errs in many details concerning such things as the date, the size and relative strength of the ships, and Jones's relationship with his fellow commanders and his crew. The most important feature of this work is its translation and discussion of a heretofore neglected firsthand account of the battle. Schaeper calls into question several cherished beliefs about the abilities and the character of John Paul Jones.
Category: History