Cover image for No higher honor : the U.S.S. Yorktown at the Battle of Midway
No higher honor : the U.S.S. Yorktown at the Battle of Midway
Nesmith, Jeff.
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Publication Information:
Atlanta, Ga. : Longstreet, [1999]

Physical Description:
280 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
General Note:
Map on lining papers.

Includes index.
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D774.M5 N47 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Young and idealistic, the men who carried the sea battle that turned the war with Japan brought with them an uncluttered sense of purpose, patriotism and love of country. This is their story.

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Booklist Review

Two excellent volumes provide different perspectives on the aircraft carrier Yorktown and her role in the Battle of Midway in 1942, in which she was sunk. Longtime collaborators Ballard and Archbold interweave their account of the discovery of Yorktown's wreckage three miles deep in the North Pacific and a sound, well-illustrated chronicle of the battle, including many rare and previously unpublished photographs and original paintings. The marine-archaeological portion of the book tells of a mission plagued by even more than the usual number of technical faults, which still definitely established that remote-controlled viewing devices are the wave of the future in such undertakings. Nesmith's book is partly oral history, partly survivors' accounts, and partly battle narrative; these add up to a somewhat informal, frequently moving and informative group portrait of the Yorktown crew, of which Nesmith's uncle was a member. The book isn't highly organized, and following the course of the battle isn't easy, but appreciating the experiences and deeds of more than 2,000 men isn't hard. Both books are admirable tributes to the dead of a decisive battle and desirable additions to the World War II shelves. --Roland Green