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Admiral Arleigh Burke

Potter, E. B. *SIGNED by Admiral Burke!*

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ISBN 10: 0394584244 / ISBN 13: 9780394584249
Editorial: Random House, New York, NY, 1990
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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(full book description) Random House, New York, NY, 1990. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine-/Fine-, Hard Cover, DJ With MYLAR. Size=6.5"x9.5", 494pgs(Index). B/W Photos. SIGNED by Admiral Arleigh Burke on Half Title Page. Stated on DJ front cover Naval Institute Press Edition. Very faint dust foxing specks on top and fore-edge page ends, DJ price clipped, o.w. clean,bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. ISBN 0394584244 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. N° de ref. de la librería CONROY218372I

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Título: Admiral Arleigh Burke

Editorial: Random House, New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1990

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: B/W Photos

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Book

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Arleigh Burke is considered the father of the modern U.S. Navy to many. Sea warrior, strategist, and unparalleled service leader, Burke had an impact on the course of naval warfare that is still felt today. This biography by noted historian E.B. Potter follows Burke's distinguished career from his early days at the Naval Academy through the dramatic destroyer operations in the Solomons, where he earned his nickname "31-Knot Burke," to his participation in the crucial carrier operations of World War II. The author also fully examines Burke's postwar service as a United Nations delegate to the Korean truce talks and his unprecedented six-year tenure as chief of naval operations from 1955 to 1961, where he was a strong advocate of carrier aviation, nuclear propulsion, and a major force in developing the Navy's Polaris missile program. Awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in 1977, he became the first living U.S. naval officer to have a class of ship named after him―the Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyers. Now available in paperback for the first time, this definitive 1990 biography is a worthy tribute to a great naval hero.

About the Author:

The late E.B. Potter, a longtime history professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and former naval officer who served in the Pacific during World War II, is the author of several books, including Nimitz, Admiral Arleigh Burke, and Sea Power: A Naval History, which he wrote with Admiral Nimitz.

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