Former Naval Officer and Historian David Sears signing Sat, June 23rd at 2:00
In a grand sweeping narrative, "Pacific Air" tells the inspiring story of how, despite initial disastrous defeats, a generation of young naval aviators challenged and ultimately vanquished a superior Japanese air force and fleet in the Pacific. The instruments of the United States aviators' triumphs were the elegantly designed F4F Wildcat, F6F Hellcat, as well as the lethal TBF Avenger torpedo bomber. With superbly trained U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators at their controls, these planes became the most successful aerial weapons in naval history.A majestic portrait of a proud era from dual perspectives--the inventive minds of young aeronautical engineers and the deadly artistry of even younger combat pilots--"Pacific Air" brings this important yet underappreciated chapter of World War II vividly to life.
Pacific Air has also been recently honored as a 'Notable Naval Book' for 2012 by the U.S. Naval Institute, which has described the book by saying "Sears’ skills as a researcher and writer and grasp of his subject gained from his own experience as a former naval officer always lend authenticity and credibility to his work. This latest book is no exception.”
David Sears is a New Jersey-based author and historian. David's early career included service as a United States Navy officer with extensive sea duty aboard a destroyer and a tour of duty as an in-country advisor during the Vietnam War. He will be here on Saturday, June 23rd at 2:00 P.M. to sign copies of Pacific Air, which has been nominated as one of the best Historical books of 2011
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