On Wave and Wing:

The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier

  • Read by: Peter Berkrot
  • Runtime: 9.3 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 2.27.2017
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio
  • Genre: Nonfiction/History
  • 9.31 hrs2/27/2017Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 9781470815431

What defended the US after the attack on Pearl Harbor, defeated the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and is an essential tool in the fight against terror? Aircraft carriers.

For seventy years, these ships remained a little-understood cornerstone of American power. In his latest book, On Wave and Wing, Barrett Tillman sheds light on the history of these floating leviathans and offers a nuanced analysis of the largest man-made vessel in the history of the world.

Editorial Reviews

“Prepare to take in all lines and get underway with the best maritime-aviation storyteller of them all.”

Captain Todd Zecchin, USN (Ret.)

“A superlative account of the development of aircraft carriers of all nations and the people who man them.”

Captain Rosario Rausa, USN (Ret), editor, Wings of Gold

“A comprehensive, finely-crafted account of aircraft carrier and naval aviation evolution.”

Stanley D. M. Carpenter, professor of strategy and policy, US Naval War College

Author Biography

Barrett Tillman is a widely recognized expert on air warfare in World War II and the author of more than forty nonfiction and fiction books on military topics, including Whirlwind. His work has been cited in dozens of history books and has been used as course work by the US Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. The former managing editor of The Hook, he is frequently seen in television documentaries in the United States and Europe. He has received numerous awards for history and literature, including the Admiral Arthur Radford Award.

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Reader Biography

Peter Berkrot, a forty-year veteran of stage and screen, was the director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth about Cancer. He has voiced over three hundred audiobook titles, winning six Earphones Awards, a 2012 Audie Award nomination, and a 2016 Audie Award. He has appeared in Showtime’s Brotherhood and Loosies and played Angie D’Annunzio in Caddyshack.

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