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The Book Admiral Bill Halsey
The Author Thomas Alexander Hughes
The Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date2016-05-02
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 535
ISBN 9780674969292
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: William Halsey, the most famous naval officer of World War II, was known for fearlessness, steely resolve, and impulsive errors. In this definitive biography, Thomas Hughes punctures the popular caricature of the fighting admiral to present a revealing human portrait of his personal and professional life as it was lived in times of war and peace.


The Book America s Fighting Admirals
The Author William Tuohy
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ISBN 1616739622
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book William F Halsey fighting admiral
The Author Chandler Whipple
The Publisher
Release Date1968
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 222
ISBN UCAL:$B545196
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A biography of the American admiral which concentrates on his experiences during the Second World War.


The Book A Sailor s Admiral
The Author James M. Merrill
The Publisher
Release Date1976
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 271
ISBN UOM:39015008152400
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Morning Star Midnight Sun
The Author Jeffrey Cox
The Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date2018-02-22
Genre History
Pages 468
ISBN 9781472826398
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Following the disastrous Java Sea campaign, the Allies stopped the Japanese advance at Coral Sea and Midway. But the Japanese still threatened to build a network of bases in the South Pacific and threatened to cut off Australia. In response, Allies made a desperate move by starting their first offensive of the Pacific War. Their first target: a new Japanese airfield in a relatively unknown place in the Solomon Islands called Guadalcanal. Hamstrung by obsolete pre-war thinking and a bureaucratic mind-set, the US Navy had to adapt on the fly in order to compete with the mighty Imperial Japanese Navy. Starting with the amphibious assaults on Guadalcanal and Tulagi and continuing with the worst defeat in US Navy history, the campaign quickly turned into a see-saw struggle where the evenly matched foes struggled to gain the upper hand and grind out a victory. Following on from his hugely successful book Rising Sun, Falling Skies, Jeffrey R. Cox tells the gripping story of the first Allied offensive of the Pacific War, as they sought to regain dominance in the Pacific.


The Book Enterprise
The Author Barrett Tillman
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2012-02-14
Genre History
Pages 320
ISBN 9781439190890
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is the epic and heroic story of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and of the courageous men who fought and died on her from Pearl Harbor to the end of the conflict. Acclaimed military historian Barrett Tillman recounts the World War II exploits of America’s most decorated warship and its colorful crews— tales of unmatched daring and heroism.


The Book The Admirals
The Author Walter R. Borneman
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2012-05-01
Genre History
Pages 300
ISBN 9780316202527
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. In THE ADMIRALS, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time. Drawing upon journals, ship logs, and other primary sources, he brings an incredible historical moment to life, showing us how the four admirals revolutionized naval warfare forever with submarines and aircraft carriers, and how these men-who were both friends and rivals-worked together to ensure that the Axis fleets lay destroyed on the ocean floor at the end of World War II.


The Book At Dawn We Slept
The Author Gordon W. Prange
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date1991-12-01
Genre History
Pages 912
ISBN 9781101664216
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Revisit the definitive book on Pearl Harbor in advance of the 75th anniversary (December 7, 2016) of the "date which will live in infamy" At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S. Naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept is the unparalleled and exhaustive account of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. It is widely regarded as the definitive assessment of the events surrounding one of the most daring and brilliant naval operations of all time. Through extensive research and interviews with American and Japanese leaders, Gordon W. Prange has written a remarkable historical account of the assault that-sixty years later-America cannot forget. "The reader is bound to feel its power....It is impossible to forget such an account." —The New York Times Book Review "At Dawn We Slept is the definitive account of Pearl Harbor." —Chicago Sun-Times From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Book Bull Halsey
The Author E.B. Potter
The Publisher Naval Institute Press
Release Date2013-05-11
Genre History
Pages 440
ISBN 9781612512242
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Applauded by the public and revered by the men who served under him, Adm. William F. Halsey was one of the leading American personalities of World War II. His reputation as a no-holds-barred fighter and his tough-guy expression earned him the nickname "Bull," yet he was also known for showing genuine compassion toward his men and inspiring them to great feats in the Pacific. Originally disclaiming, the praise heaped on him, Halsey eventually came to believe in the swashbuckling legend that surrounded him, and his conduct became increasingly controversial. Naval historian E. B. Potter, who established his reputation with an award-winning biography of Chester W. Nimitz, gets behind the stereotype of this national hero and describes Halsey at his best and worst, including his controversial actions at Leyte Gulf. To write this book Potter had full access to Halsey's family and to the admiral's private papers and provides detail of Halsey's youth and career before the war. First published in 1985, it remains the definitive study.


The Book Black Shoe Carrier Admiral
The Author John Lundstrom
The Publisher Naval Institute Press
Release Date2013-03-11
Genre History
Pages 626
ISBN 9781612512204
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Drawing on many newly discovered documents, massive dispatch files, and personal papers that no historian has previously used, the author offers not only a fresh look at Fletcher's decisions and actions but also a careful analysis of the effect of radio intelligence on decision making in the carrier battles during the first nine months of the war in the Pacific."--BOOK JACKET.


The Book Nimitz
The Author E.B. Potter
The Publisher Naval Institute Press
Release Date2013-11-12
Genre History
Pages 544
ISBN 9781612512259
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Called a great book worthy of a great man, this definitive biography of the commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet in World War II, first published in 1976 and now available in paperback for the first time, continues to be considered the best book ever written about Adm. Chester W. Nimitz. Highly respected by both the civilian and naval communities, Nimitz was sometimes overshadowed by more colorful warriors such as MacArthur and Halsey. Potter's lively and authoritative style fleshes out Admiral Nimitz's personality to help readers appreciate the contributions he made as the principal architect of Japan's defeat. The book covers his full life, from a poverty-stricken childhood to postwar appointments as Chief of Naval Operations and U.N. mediator. It candidly reveals Nimitz's opinions of Halsey, Kimmel, King, Spruance, MacArthur, Forrestal, Roosevelt, and Truman.


The Book History of United States Naval Operations in World War II
The Author Samuel Eliot Morison
The Publisher University of Illinois Press
Release Date2001-06-01
Genre History
Pages 528
ISBN 0252069978
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Tracks the Allies' entrance into the offensive phase of the Pacific war and traces the gradual turning of the conflict from the advantage of the overconfident Japanese to that of the dogged, undersupplied Allies, an international contingent of Australian, Dutch, and American forces.


The Book Fleet Admiral
The Author Lawrence A. Keating
The Publisher
Release Date1965
Genre History
Pages 191
ISBN STANFORD:36105033885612
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Weapons of Choice World War 2 1
The Author John Birmingham
The Publisher Pan Australia
Release Date2007-11-10
Genre Fiction
Pages 704
ISBN 9781742621999
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. A near-future military experiment has thrust a US-led multinational armada back to 1942, right into the middle of the naval task force speeding towards Midway Atoll-and what was to be a spectacular Allied triumph in the war in the Pacific. In the chaos that ensues, thousands are killed, but the ripples have only just begun. For these veterans of Pearl Harbor have never seen a helicopter, or a satellite link, or a nuclear weapon. And they've never encountered an African American colonel or a female Australian submarine commander. While they embrace the armada's awesome firepower, they may find the twenty-first-century sailors themselves far from acceptable. Initial jubilation at news the Allies would win the war is quickly doused by the chilling realisation that the time-travellers themselves-by their very presence-have rendered history null and void. Celebration turns to dread when the possibility arises that other elements of the twenty-first-century task force may also have made the trip-and might now be aiding the enemy forces. What happens next is anybody's guess - and everybody's nightmare...


The Book The First Heroes
The Author Craig Nelson
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2003-09-30
Genre History
Pages 448
ISBN 9781440650802
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Immediately after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to restore the honor of the United States with a dramatic act of vengeance: a retaliatory bombing raid on Tokyo. On April 18, 1942, eighty brave young men, led by the famous daredevil Jimmy Doolittle, took off from a navy carrier in the mid-Pacific on what everyone regarded as a suicide mission but instead became a resounding American victory and helped turn the tide of the war. The First Heroes is the story of that mission. Meticulously researched and based on interviews with twenty of the surviving Tokyo Raiders, this is a true account that almost defies belief, a tremendous human drama of great personal courage, and a powerful reminder that ordinary people, when faced with extraordinary circumstances, can rise to the challenge of history.


The Book The First Team
The Author John Lundstrom
The Publisher Naval Institute Press
Release Date2013-04-11
Genre History
Pages 576
ISBN 9781612511665
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Hailed as one of the finest examples of aviation research, this comprehensive 1984 study presents a detailed and scrupulously accurate operational history of carrier-based air warfare. From the earliest operations in the Pacific through the decisive Battle of Midway, it offers a narrative account of how ace fighter pilots like Jimmy Thach and Butch O'Hare and their skilled VF squadron mates - called the "first team" - amassed a remarkable combat record in the face of desperate odds. Tapping both American and Japanese sources, historian John B. Lundstrom reconstructs every significant action and places these extraordinary fighters within the context of overall carrier operations. He writes from the viewpoint of the pilots themselves, after interviewing some fifty airmen from each side, to give readers intimate details of some of the most exciting aerial engagements of the war. At the same time he assesses the role the fighter squadrons played in key actions and shows how innovations in fighter tactics and gunnery techniques were a primary reason for the reversal of American fortunes. After more than twenty years in print, the book remains the definitive account and is being published in paperback for the first time to reach an even larger audience.


The Book 1942
The Author Winston Groom
The Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date2007-12-01
Genre History
Pages 480
ISBN 9781555847784
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: America’s first year in World War II, chronicled in this “page-turner” by the Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of Forrest Gump and The Generals (Publishers Weekly). On December 7, 1941, an unexpected attack on American territory pulled an unprepared country into a terrifying new brand of warfare. To the generation of Americans who lived through it, the Second World War was the defining event of the twentieth century, and the defining moments of that war were played out in the year 1942. This account covers the Allies’ relentless defeats as the Axis overran most of Europe, North Africa, and the Far East. But by midyear the tide began to turn. The United States finally went on the offensive in the Pacific. In the West, the British defeated Rommel’s panzer divisions at El Alamein while the US Army began to push the Germans out of North Africa. By the year’s end, the smell of victory was in the air. 1942, told with Winston Groom’s accomplished storyteller’s eye, allows us into the admirals’ strategy rooms, onto the battlefronts, and into the heart of a nation at war. “When not drawing in readers with the narrative, Groom is impressing them with his masterful analyses.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Groom has done an artful job of blending the many stories of 1942.” —The Anniston Star


The Book As Time Goes By
The Author Benedict Baglio
The Publisher First Edition Design Pub.
Release Date2012-07-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 208
ISBN 9781622870431
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: As Time Goes By is a work of fiction with an historical base. Did you ever wonder what it would be like to go back in time to visit a hero, someone who encapsulated the values of a time you see as romantic, critical, or dangerous, but may still represent a solution to a personal or professional dilemma because their actions were timeless? This novel relates one man's adventure in time.


The Book A Magnificent Fight
The Author Robert J. Cressman
The Publisher Naval Institute Press
Release Date2013-09-17
Genre History
Pages 324
ISBN 9781612512303
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book recounts how the Wake Island garrison survived nearly daily bombings and repulsed the first Japanese attempt to take the atoll. The author uses extensive Japanese materials--many never before used or available-- to identify the enemy order of battle and the roles each unit played in the drama.


The Book Debt of Honor
The Author Tom Clancy
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date1995-08-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 1008
ISBN 1101002360
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Razio Yamata is one of Japan's most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim's economic powerhouse. He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the US military, and elevate Japan to a position of dominance on the world stage. Yamata's motivation lies in his desire to pay off a Debt of Honor to his parents and to the country he feels is responsible for their deaths—America. All he needs is a catalyst to set his plan in motion. When the faulty gas tank on one Tennessee family's car leads to their fiery death, an opportunistic U. S. congressman uses the occasion to rush a new trade law through the system. The law is designed to squeeze Japan economically. Instead, it provides Yamata with the leverage he needs to put his plan into action. As Yamata's plan begins to unfold, it becomes clear to the world that someone is launching a fully-integrated operation against the United States. There's only one man to find out who the culprit is—Jack Ryan, the new President's National Security Advisor.