The Resource A carrier at war : on board the USS Kitty Hawk in the Iraq War, Richard F. Miller

A carrier at war : on board the USS Kitty Hawk in the Iraq War, Richard F. Miller

Label
A carrier at war : on board the USS Kitty Hawk in the Iraq War
Title
A carrier at war
Title remainder
on board the USS Kitty Hawk in the Iraq War
Statement of responsibility
Richard F. Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What distinguishes Richard F. Miller's A Carrier at War is its focus on individual officers, sailors, and shipboard morale as distinct from the usual "bomb and bullet" reporting. The USS Kitty Hawk's mission paralleled the tortuous course of events leading up to the Iraq War. Originally stationed in the northern Persian Gulf to enforce the Southern No-Fly Zone, the Kitty Hawk became one of the lead elements in the campaign to "shock and awe" the Iraqi armed forces, from the moment her battle group launched the Tomahawk cruise missiles in the first effort to kill Saddam Hussein to the round-the-clock sorties of fighter jets launched from her deck once hostilities began
  • The author, who remained with the carrier through the beginning of hostilities, interviewed the ship's captain, chaplains, aviators, the ship psychologist, doctors, the dentist, and the chief of security. He visited the brig, interviewed the jailors, ate with both officers and enlisted men and women, and, on the brink of war, attended both Christian and Jewish religious services."
  • "Perhaps of greatest importance, owing to his cigar habit, he spent many hours in the one place on board where the real face of life at sea can be observed - the enlisted personnel's smoking sponson. Here the crew relaxed and proved honest enough to enable the author to make his most surprising discoveries about the modern military. In A Carrier at War, Richard F. Miller spotlights the individuals who are fighting America's wars in the U.S. Navy."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Richard F.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.M55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Kitty Hawk (Aircraft carrier)
  • Miller, Richard F
Label
A carrier at war : on board the USS Kitty Hawk in the Iraq War, Richard F. Miller
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0510/2005009213.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The offer -- Offer accepted -- Into the maw -- Amsterdam, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and other hotels -- Arrested landing -- The smoking sponson -- Living spaces -- The blue rainbow -- God on the Kitty Hawk : the ship's chaplain -- Boy and girls on the Kitty Hawk -- The ship's doctor -- Opinion and war -- Couch of the Kitty Hawk : the ship's shrink -- Sabbath at sea -- The ship's captain -- A Christian Sabbath -- The countdown begins -- Life goes on but so does the countdown -- Bands of brother and sisters -- Showtime -- Shocked and awed
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 243 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781574889604
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005009213
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • 2544092-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2544092
  • (Sirsi) o58830509
  • (OCoLC)58830509
Label
A carrier at war : on board the USS Kitty Hawk in the Iraq War, Richard F. Miller
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0510/2005009213.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The offer -- Offer accepted -- Into the maw -- Amsterdam, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and other hotels -- Arrested landing -- The smoking sponson -- Living spaces -- The blue rainbow -- God on the Kitty Hawk : the ship's chaplain -- Boy and girls on the Kitty Hawk -- The ship's doctor -- Opinion and war -- Couch of the Kitty Hawk : the ship's shrink -- Sabbath at sea -- The ship's captain -- A Christian Sabbath -- The countdown begins -- Life goes on but so does the countdown -- Bands of brother and sisters -- Showtime -- Shocked and awed
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 243 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781574889604
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005009213
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • 2544092-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2544092
  • (Sirsi) o58830509
  • (OCoLC)58830509

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