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Title: 5,000 Miles Towards Tokyo: How the United States Won the Naval Struggle in the Pacific
Description: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover in dust jacket. 12mo. First printing of first edition from University of Oklahoma Press. Book is in fine, As New condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding, sharp corners, and unmarked pages. Unclipped dust jacket is intact and bright, with light water damage to back panel. The story of the Navy's escort-carrier pilots in World War II, in particular Air Group 60. Green Peyton was a nom de plume for G. Peyton Wertenbaker, an air combat intelligence officer in the Pacific aboard the USS Suwanee whose experiences formed the basis for this book. Peyton was also one of the pioneers of Hugo Gernsback's development of "Scientifiction"--science fiction writing--until he abandoned it for other kinds of writing and journalistic endeavors. Photo illustrations. Map endpapers. 173 pp. A very handsome copy of a scarce book. In protective Mylar. Fine/Very Good.

Keywords: Military history; World War II HISTORY::Military::World War II HISTORY::Military::Naval

Price: US$ 195.00 Seller: Warwick Books
- Book number: 77561

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