Queen of the Flat-Tops Author:Stanley Johnston The aircraft carrier Lexington was already an "old salt" when called into action against the Japanese (she had been launched in 1925), but when the call to arms was sounded, the Lex was ready. From her initial-and successful-action at Bougainville and the opening stages of the battle of the Coral Sea, to her sinking on May 8, 1942, the Lex, her... more » piots and crew proved their mettle time and time again. In this stirring recounting of the Lex's career, written by a war correspondent who was on board that fateful day, you will relive her great victories and her final flight as part of the first battle fought between carriers during WW II. It is a stirring tribute to a heroic ship and the heroic men who knew her as their own.
Roaring with the crash of battle at sea and in the air, and specially illustrated, Queen of the Flat-Tops is part of the acclaimed Bantam War Book series, available in hardcover only through The Military Book Club.« less