USS Midway: America's Shield

USS Midway: America's Shield

by Scott McGaugh


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The USS Midway first set sail in 1945, with thousands of brave Americans on board. By the time it returned to port for the final time in 1992, it had become the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the twentieth century. This memoir tells the true story forged by these young sailors, their feelings of empowerment, accomplishment, and optimism in the life ahead. Spanning six decades, chapters cover the most important events of world affairs, witnessed by the crew.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589808966
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 09/20/2011
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Scott McGaugh is the marketing director of the USS Midway Museum and a spokesman for Midway University, the museum's education program. A veteran journalist, he has published numerous books on the Midway and has discussed the topic on such media outlets as the History Channel and the Discovery Channel. McGaugh is a member of the Public Relations Society of America's Counselors Academy and has received their highest national award, the Silver Anvil. In addition to studying international relations at Uppsala University in Sweden, he earned a B.S. in political science from Arizona State University. McGaugh lives in San Diego, California.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction 15

Chapter 1 Coming of Age 17

Chapter 2 Naval Pioneers 51

Chapter 3 Survivors at Sea 75

Chapter 4 Combat Crusaders 101

Chapter 5 Cold War Warriors 131

Chapter 6 Seasoned Sailors 157

Conclusion 177

Appendix 179

Glossary 185

Index 189

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