On Wave and Wing (Hardcover)

The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier

By Barrett Tillman

Regnery History, 9781621575917, 320pp.

Publication Date: February 27, 2017

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What defended the U.S. 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.

About the Author

Barrett Tillman is the author of Whirlwind, Forgotten Fifteenth, and dozens of other military histories. He is a familiar television commentator on The History Channel and National Geographic Channel. The Wall Street Journal hailed him as "a master story teller," and Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter called Whirlwind "a miracle of military history." Tillman's work has been cited in dozens of history books and has been used as course work by the Air Force, the Navy, and Marine Corps. Barrett Tillman lives in Arizona with his wife Sally.