this book collects the major naval operations that involved carriers up until the 1st Iraq war.
the format includes an introduction to the operation (timeline, war situation, aims, targets), then describes the weapons used (carriers and airplanes), then there is the description of the action (with some witness memories) and a final comment.
the final comment is the author's opinion about the relevance of the action, its consequences on the tactical and strategic level, and sometimes a way to provide his own evaluation of the leader's decisions. for instance, his regret for the help given by the USA and UK to the USSR during the war is stressed in more than one comment.
the book is not free of errors: the invasion of South France is said to have happened in August 1945 (when war in Europe was already over), or the first version of the Wildcat is said to have 6 machine guns instead of 4.
Overall, the book quality seems to decline in the last part (after the end of the wwii). instead of being more accurate, the description of the actions seem a little fuzzy, there is an even stronger pro-uk-and-usa bias and instead of 'single' actions whole wars are described in few pages. that is the reason for the 3 stars.