The records of both sides of the aircraft carrier which dominated the war in the Pacific are combined to present a whole story. The most intriguing feature of this excellent addition to the outstanding American Heritage series is the use that has been made of the work of official artists attached to U.S. and Japanese forces. Carefully selected photographs add to the full visualizations of the floating air field war. Pacific experiences had a great effect on the internal and external design of the carriers and these mechanical considerations are given plenty of space along with details of the strategic factors. There is a complete rundown on the repellent psychology of Japan's Kamikaze ploy.