U.s. Aircraft Carriers In Action, Part 1 (warships)
by Robert C. Stern /
1992 / English / PDF
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This is a detailed history of the 8 pre-WWII carriers, published by squadron/signal publications. It is a great value, full of black and white pictures and a detailed narrative of these first American carriers. It contains a few minor typos, but is quite reliable as a source of information on the carriers that started it all, and the reasons why.