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Sketches of a Black Cat, by Ron and Howard Miner

Label
Sketches of a Black Cat
Title
Sketches of a Black Cat
Statement of responsibility
by Ron and Howard Miner
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Howard Miner was a student in a small midwestern college when the War broke out. His journey through training and tours of duty as a PBY pilot in the South Pacific are skillfully captured in his art and narratives, framing a wartime drama with a personal coming of age story. The Black Cats flew at night in seaplanes painted entirely black. Thier assignments were varied, from patrols and bombing raids to rescues and missions that took them over thousands of miles of water and countless islands. This is a tale of ordinary people navigating through exceptional circumstances -- the friendships made, the cultures discovered, and the constant threat of enemy engagements. Sketches of a Black Cat is a memoir reconstructed by his son, Ron, from a small library of artwork, journal entries, and writing. Through his father's eyes and first hand accounts, we explore the behind the scenes life and idiosyncracies of the military, the antithetical humor, and very real dangers, and the poetic imagery of these tropical places from the air. The descriptive verse and the artist's viewpoint provides us a creatively told and intriguing portrayal of World War II's Pacific Theater"--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
OQX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miner, Ron
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Miner, Howard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Sketches of a Black Cat, by Ron and Howard Miner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
145 pages
Isbn
9781480238893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868027888
  • (OCoLC)ocn868027888
  • 2028839
Label
Sketches of a Black Cat, by Ron and Howard Miner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
145 pages
Isbn
9781480238893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868027888
  • (OCoLC)ocn868027888
  • 2028839

Library Locations

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