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by Charles C. Thompson II

Probes the explosion of the center gun on the USS Iowa, a disaster that instantly killed several sailors on board, and the fouled investigation that followed, resulting in a large-scale cover-up
Download A Glimpse of Hell : The Explosion on the U. S. S. Iowa & Its Cover-Up epub
ISBN: 0393047148
ISBN13: 978-0393047141
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Charles C. Thompson II
Language: English
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; 1st edition (March 1, 1999)
Pages: 430 pages
ePUB size: 1349 kb
FB2 size: 1264 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 856
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Even though the subject matter is listed as controversial, I personally believe the subject is of importance in that people in general do not know and are not aware that in 1984 the Congress of that year CUT funds for the Navy. The Iowa refitting was cut by over half and of a lesser note the Navy's new Harbor Tug Large (YTB) new construction was completely eliminated. Additionally of importance to me this seller provided me with the opportunity of purchasing a First Edition, pre-Release Review's Edition with Review's Card. Books is in unused top-rated condition and a most welcomed addition to my library. Seller shipped book immediately and was more than properly safeguarded for shipment. Will use this seller again.
Great book - worth the read!
The amount of work that was put into finding the real truth and what the Navy did to try and cover this up will astound you.
Good book but, the print is too small
Great book that tells the real tale. God bless our service men and shame on the men who do not guard these men in their duties!
Great book once I started couldn't put it down.
Still reading this book. It is very interesting and easy to read. Filled with good characterizations of some of the ship's company which no doubt helped to lead to the explosion and one could say definitely created the conditions causing the explosion to happen. I recommend this book and the seller to others.
I was a friend for two year's prior with Robert James Gedeon III : really great guy ! Loved working with him , he will be missed !