Topic & Content Published in 2020, this book is a short examination of U.S. Navy aircraft carrier task force development, tactics, operations, and organization during
Month: July 2022
Sailor Speak of the Week – Gear
Definition Noun Any kind of ship’s/sailor’s equipment. Origin 15th century. From Middle English word, gere, and then the Icelandic, gervi, both of the same meaning.
Sailor Speak of the Week – Field Day
Definition Noun A period of time (a day or hours) set aside for cleaning. Origin Probably during or shortly after World War I. Comments A
Book Reviews: The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War & The United States Navy in World War II by Mark Stille
Topic & Content Published in 2013 (Imperial Japanese Navy) and 2021 (United States Navy), these books are edited compilations of previously individually published Osprey titles.
Sailor Speak of the Week – Easting
Definition Noun The distance traveled or sailed eastward. Origin Probably earlier than the 17th century. Comments Ships traveling to Australia via the Cape of the
Book Review: The Library: A Fragile History by Andrew Pettegree & Arthur Der Weduwen
Topic & Content A single-volume world history of the development of libraries from ancient times to the present day. The book is organized as follows: