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Author: Clark G. Reynolds
ISBN13: 978-0870210310
Title: Admiral John H. Towers: The Struggle for Naval Air Supremacy
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Publisher: Naval Inst Pr (December 1, 1991)
Pages: 676

Admiral John H. Towers: The Struggle for Naval Air Supremacy by Clark G. Reynolds



Admiral Towers' The & for Naval Aviation Supremacy was published by the United States Naval Institute but is no longer offered for sale by The Institute. Black Shoe Carrier Admiral, a biography of Admiral Frank Fletcher, was also published by The Naval Institute and has been the most heavily promoted book ever published by the Naval Institute. It is even being offered in paperback and as a Kindle eBook.

Admiral John H. Towers book. Traces the life and career of Admiral Towers, and examines his role in the development of military aviation in the United States. Towers: the Struggle for Naval Air Supremacy (1991). Navies in History (1998). On the Warpath in the Pacific : Admiral Jocko Clark and the Fast Carriers (2005). Dr. Reynolds also published fifty-seven journal articles in his field and contributed to a number of encyclopedias and biographical dictionaries. In Memoriam: Clark G. Reynolds". Historically Speaking. 7 (4). Retrieved December 23, 2017. His biography, Admiral John H. Towers: The Struggle for Naval Air Supremacy (Naval Institute Press, 1991), won the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize and the K. Jack Bauer Award. Retrieved 29 January 2008.

Clark G. Reynolds, was professor emeritus of the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He is also the author of On the Warpath in the Pacific: Admiral Jocko Clark and the Fast Carriers and Admiral John H. Towers: The Struggle for Naval Air Supremacy, both published by the Naval Institute Press. Receive the Newsletter.

Clark Gilbert Reynolds. December 11, 1939 (age 65) Pasadena, California, United States. The Fast Carriers: The Forging of an Air Navy by Clark G. Reynolds (2008) Hardcover.

The Magnificent Mitscher" and "Admiral John H. Towers: The Struggle for Naval Air Supremacy". Naval War College Digital Commons. For more information, please contact repository. Beach et a. "The Magnificent Mitscher" and "Admiral John H. Towers: The Strug. Naval War College Digital Commons, 1993.

Aus 1800 067 877 nzl 0800 771 773 int +61 2 "Excellent service, communication and delivery". Easy to use and always find what I want". Clark G. Reynolds died on December 10, 2005, in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina References.

His biography, Admiral John H. In addition to his work in 20th-century American naval history, Reynolds wrote three books that updated and refined concepts of sea power and command of the sea initially made famous by Alfred Thayer Mahan. Reynolds earned his P. from Duke University in 1964 where he studied under Theodore Ropp. Naval Academy, the University of Maine, the .

Traces the life and career of Admiral Towers, and examines his role in the development of military aviation in the United States
Reviews: 7
Wilalmaine
This man did so much for Naval Aviation. He was involved from the very start and played a crucial role in preparing the USN for WW2 in the Pacific and developing the strategy for carrier use during it. I am surprised he is not better known and recognized. Besides the obvious biography you can read this book for the history of Naval Aviation. I have read a lot about the US Navy in WW2 but I learned a lot more from this book. Especially interesting were some different perspectives on some commonly held assumptions many other repeat. If you're into this sort of thing I highly recommend this book.
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Admiral Towers' The `Struggle for Naval Aviation Supremacy was published by the United States Naval Institute but is no longer offered for sale by The Institute. Used copies are available from Amazon.

Black Shoe Carrier Admiral, a biography of Admiral Frank Fletcher, was also published by The Naval Institute and has been the most heavily promoted book ever published by the Naval Institute. It is even being offered in paperback and as a Kindle eBook. Why is this book so favored by the Institute over the Towers book?

The subtitle of Admiral Towers' biography tells the story...The Struggle of Naval Aviation Supremacy. Admiral Towers was a pioneer naval aviator who devoted his life to the procurement and development of flying machines for the United States Navy and adapting them to the needs of the sea going fleet.

Aircraft design and performance improved yearly during the 1920's and 1930's, and then Captain Towers played a prominent role in the annual Fleet Problems of the Navy. These were war game exercises conducted at sea under wartime conditions. Aircraft and aircraft carrier task force tactics were experimented with and perfected.

Towers had a turbulent career in the Navy as the leading spokesman for the burgeoning group of `brown shoe' naval aviation proponents. His views were not acceptable to the entrenched battleship minded `black shoe' admirals who controlled the Navy. The resulting rivalries became personal and nurtured `black shoe/brown shoe' hostilities that plagued the Navy during the 1930's and all through WW II. It was only the intervention of President Roosevelt that saved Towers from being retired at an early age.

The rivalry between the surface officers and aviation officers was revived in 2006 when the United States Naval Institute released
Black Shoe Carrier Admiral. In effect the book would shift responsibility for all the chaos and tragic losses our Navy suffered in the Battle of Midway from the `black shoe' Admiral Fletcher, who commanded our Task Forces, to the `brown shoe' aviation contingent.

Shortly after the Battle of Midway Admiral Fletcher was reassigned to a desk job in Seattle, Washington. Admiral Towers was sent to Pearl Harbor as COMAIRPAC, much to the chagrin of Admiral's Nimitz and Spruance. Which book should you read? Admiral Towers' biography is far more significant historically.

Here is my review of Black Shoe Carrier Admiral:

http://www.divebombervsblackshoeadmiral.blogspot.com/
Tantil
great book
Bluddefender
As advertized, well packaged and on time. A+
Lost Python
Great book and I'm fortunate to have found a copy on Amazon.
Vudomuro
Well researched book about the amazing life of one of the earliest Navy pilots. His work from the days of the Wright Brothers to the naval victories of WWII are an inspiration.
Runeshaper
I believe was well written and researched but was some what subjective Admiral Towers was a very able if not ambitious man who tirelessly promoted naval aviation often to the determent of the navy and the war cause. He was very hard to work with and was moved around frequently due to his self promotion and an opinionated view on how the war would be won.The admirals he reported to grew tired of his opinions and his methods