Marceline, MO: Walsworth, 1965. First Edition. Faux black leather with titling on the spine and raised gilt emblem on the cover. 9" x 12",  4 - 295 pp. Small chip on front endpaper, otherwise a clean memorable copy. With photographs on most every page, this book commemorates not only the men, but the ports of call, the operational departments, and sailors aboard the aircraft carrier presenting America's strength abroad at the start of the Vietnam War. Very good. Item #3142
"Although the sail in a ship of steel, it is their human intellect, power, experience, knowledge, loyalty an untiering effort which make the 'Fighting Lady' one of the greatest aircraft carriers." (p 1).