Intrepid: The Epic Story of America's Most Legendary Warship

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert Gandt, Bill White

Narrated By: Tom Weiner

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: September 2008

Duration: 9 hours 21 minutes

Summary:

The USS Intrepid is a warship unlike any other. The 27,000-ton, Essex-class aircraft carrier has sailed into harm's way around the globe. At Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, she sank Japanese warships and endured kamikaze and torpedo attacks. She fought at Okinawa and other Pacific battles, surviving to be the recovery ship for America's first astronauts and later returning to action in Vietnam.

Intrepid brings this history to life in a stirring tribute complete with personal recollections of those who served on the ship and vivid descriptions of the deadly conflicts she endured. It is a story of the people who sailed in her, fought to keep her alive, and perished in her defense, a story which powerfully captures the human element in the history of American heroism.

"The story of the Intrepid is as fresh and exciting today as it when the great ship was in the thick of the most ferocious sea battles ever. We're so lucky to have her around to remind us of past glories and dangerous times."-Tom Brokaw, author and news anchor

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