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Holding the Line


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Foreword by Dr. Richard P. Hallion Introduction Chapter 1: Climb Angels Two-Five - Buster! Chapter 2: The Revolt of the Admirals Chapter 3: Forging a New Sword Chapter 4: Naval Aviation Saves Itself Chapter 5: Defeat Looms Chapter 6: Inchon Chapter 7: A Whole New War Chapter 8: Disaster Chapter 9: Holding the Line Chapter 10: The Battle of Carlson' s Canyon and the Hwachon Dam Chapter 11: Weekend Warriors Chapter 12: Operation Strangle Chapter 13: "Death Valley" Chapter 14: Who Owns the Night? Chapter 15: The Cherokee Chapter 16: The West Coast Chapter 17: The Marine War Chapter 18: The End in Sight Chapter 19: The War Assessed Bibliography Index

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The gripping story of Task Force 77, the US Navy carrier commitment to the Korean War that was vital to the success of the UN forces battling the Chinese and North Koreans.

About the Author

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver is the author of the well-received and best-selling Fabled Fifteen: The Pacific War Saga of Carrier Air Group 15, a history of the US Navy's top-scoring carrier air group in World War II, published by Casemate. He is additionally the author of F4F and F6F Aces of VF-2 published by Osprey, and also the author of Pacific Thunder (2017) and Tidal Wave (2018) a history of the carrier battles in the Pacific War. He lives in Encino, California, USA.


This book does make a very significant contribution to understanding the wider political perspective, whilst simultaneously giving a clear narrative of how the Korean campaign unfolded. -- Trevor James * The Historian *

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