Crossing the line: a Bluejacket's odyssey in World War II

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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 KeeganAn 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 & SpaceDetails . . . make the moment vivid; that is what it was like, on the Hornet in its last hours.”Samuel Hynes,New York Times Book Review
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title_full Crossing the line [electronic resource] : a Bluejacket's odyssey in World War II / Alvin Kernan ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan ; introduction by Lawrence Stone
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