Introduction to the Enterprise
This was a project I spent endless hours researching and writing during a period of about 10 years. Until 1996, it remained in drydock -- unpublished and unread by anyone except a few close friends and a good many more publishing company editors who didn't think it was worth publication.
However, I undertook this project because of my interest in the subject. I had a story to tell, and I knew there were many Star Trek fans and naval history enthusiasts out there who would be ready to read that story. But I had no way of getting the story out, until the Internet appeared. Through this wonderful new technology, the story of the great ladies named Enterprise and their courageous crews could be told! From 1996 through 2011, the result of my labors was available only on this website for the world to read, though still copyrighted by me.
Finally, as of March 2011, my efforts finally made it to print and my book "These Are The Voyages" is now available at lulu.com, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com (see flyer below). I will keep the images from "These Are The Voyages" online, and I encourage anyone who has an interest in naval history or the name "Enterprise" to click on the flyer below and order your own copy of the book today. It is available both in 8x11 paperback and downloadable PDF formats, and includes lots of information that was not in the online version.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - The Spanish Armada
Chapter 2 - The Great European Fleets
Chapter 3 - The Fight for Independence
Chapter 4 - Challenges to a Young Nation
Chapter 5 - Exploring Strange Worlds
Chapter 6 - Commerce and the Steamboat
Chapter 7 - Steam in the Civil War Era
Chapter 8 - A World at War
Chapter 9 - Air Power at Sea
Chapter 10 - E=mc2
Chapter 11 - Lighter Than Air
Chapter 12 - The Final Frontier
Or visit these Enterprise web sites:
| Spanish Armada
| European Fleets
1996-2015 Arnold E.
van Beverhoudt, Jr.