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Battleship Missouri: Illustrated with historic photographs
By Ronn Ronck

ISBN: 978-1-56647-252-4
Date of Publication: 1999. 7th printing, August 2016
Size: 8.5" X 11"
Pages: 71
Binding: paper


The USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the United States, rules the seas when she fired her nine 16-inch guns. Ronn Ronck tells the full, exciting story of this floating fortress, from its christening by President Truman's daughter, Margaret, to its final resting place the Arizona Memorial, which straddles the sunken hull of the USS Arizona. Over 80 historic photographs gathered from the National Archives in Washington D.C., trace the ship's remarkable half-century of service to the nation. A special chapter reveals what life was like in 'war-time Hawai'i' between the Japanese attach that sunk the Arizona and the new era of peace achieved aboard the Missouri.
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