Intrepid: The Epic Story of America’s Most Legendary Warship

By Bill White and Robert Gandt
Foreword by John McCain
Read by Tom Weiner

9.32 Hours 09/16/2008 unabridged
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The USS Intrepid is a warship unlike any other. The 27,000-ton, Essex-class aircraft carrier has sailed into harm’s way around the globe. At Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, she sank Japanese warships and endured kamikaze and torpedo attacks. She fought at Okinawa and other Pacific battles, surviving to be the recovery ship for America’s first astronauts and later returning to action in Vietnam. Intrepid brings this history to life in a stirring tribute complete with personal recollections of those who served on the ship and vivid descriptions of the deadly conflicts she endured. It is a story of the people who sailed in her, fought to keep her alive, and perished in her defense, a story which powerfully captures the human element in the history of American heroism.

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Summary

Summary

The USS Intrepid is a warship unlike any other. The 27,000-ton, Essex-class aircraft carrier has sailed into harm’s way around the globe. At Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, she sank Japanese warships and endured kamikaze and torpedo attacks. She fought at Okinawa and other Pacific battles, surviving to be the recovery ship for America’s first astronauts and later returning to action in Vietnam.

Intrepid brings this history to life in a stirring tribute complete with personal recollections of those who served on the ship and vivid descriptions of the deadly conflicts she endured. It is a story of the people who sailed in her, fought to keep her alive, and perished in her defense, a story which powerfully captures the human element in the history of American heroism.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The story of the Intrepid is as fresh and exciting today as it when the great ship was in the thick of the most ferocious sea battles ever. We’re so lucky to have her around to remind us of past glories and dangerous times.” Tom Brokaw, author and news anchor
“Intrepid’s story is America’s story…Bill White and Robert Gandt have told it eloquently and well.” Stephen Coonts, author
“[This] impassioned history…deliver[s] a steady stream of nuts-and-bolts battle action.” Publishers Weekly
“Weiner’s warmth and presence lend themselves to this story of guts and glory.” AudioFile
“No ship other than Old Ironsides herself has a name that rings more brightly in the annals of our navy’s history than the USS Intrepid. This is an absorbing chronicle of the legendary aircraft carrier’s long service in the fleet, from her two years in the fevered carrier actions of World War II to her unlikely role, moored on a Hudson River pier, on September 11, 2001. It’s a fascinating look at how our carrier navy catapulted itself from a proud past into a limitless future. I learned something on almost every page.”  James D. Hornfischer, author of The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors
“Vivid World War II sea and air battle descriptions.” Washington Times

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Author

Author Bio: Bill White

Bill White serves as president of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

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Author Bio: Robert Gandt

Robert Gandt is a former US Navy fighter pilot, Pan American and Delta Air Lines captain, and author of eleven military and aviation books. His book Bogeys and Bandits was adapted for the CBS television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English