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Publisher Comments:

It has been called "the greatest naval battle since Trafalgar." On June 4, 1942, near a tiny island 1,500 miles from Hawaii, the course of the Pacific War changed dramatically. Before the battle of Midway the forces of Imperial Japan seemed unstoppable. After Midway the Japanese would never again take the offensive.

Fifty-six years later, famed underwater explorer Robert Ballard embarked on a search for the lost ships that had sunk in that historic battle. Accompanying him were a group of Japanese and American veterans who had once faced each other as enemies. Their memories of the epic conflict act as an affecting counterpoint to the story of the high-tech hunt for this great sunken battlefield.

Dr. Ballard's search area was enormous and his targets — the "Yorktown" and four Japanese carriers — lay over three miles down, far deeper than the "Titanic" or the "Bismarck." Equipment failures and time constraints kept working against him, and it often seemed that he might return with nothing. But finally, on May 19, 1998, Robert Ballard and his team located the remains of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. "Yorktown."

Astonishing underwater photographs of the "Yorktown" by David Doubilet and Ken Marschall's haunting paintings of the nearly intact carrier are among the visual highlights of this richly illustrated book. In addition, archival and modern images and paintings by leading aviation and maritime illustrators complement this gripping account of one of history's great air-and-sea encounters and the mission to document the lost ships that today bear witness to it.

Synopsis:

World-renowned ocean explorer Bob Ballard, bestselling author of "Lost Liners" and discoverer of the "Titanic, " takes on his most challenging underwater adventure to date--the quest to find the "Yorktown" and the other lost ships from the greatest battle of the Pacific War. 250 illustrations & photos.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 186) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792275008
Other:
Marschall, Ken
Other:
Morehead, Keith
Illustrator:
Marschall, Ken
Author:
Marschall, Ken
Author:
Archbold, Rick
Author:
Ballard, Robert D.
Author:
Morehead, Keith
Publisher:
National Geographic
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Naval operations
Subject:
Midway, battle of, 1942
Subject:
Midway islands
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Midway, Battle of, 194
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 PHOTOS/ILLUS
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11.28x8.80x.88 in. 2.48 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , World-renowned ocean explorer Bob Ballard, bestselling author of "Lost Liners" and discoverer of the "Titanic, " takes on his most challenging underwater adventure to date--the quest to find the "Yorktown" and the other lost ships from the greatest battle of the Pacific War. 250 illustrations & photos.
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