Hornfischer, a military historian whose flair for narrative is rivaled only by his ability to organize the sweep of battle and assess strategy and tactics in layman's terms. Cleveland plain dealerThe Battle of Guadalcanal has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, and battleships in the narrow, cruisers, deadly waters of "Ironbottom Sound.
Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal #ad - Here, are the seven major naval actions that began in August 1942, a time when the war seemed unwinnable and America fought on a shoestring, in stunning cinematic detail, with the outcome always in doubt. Bantam. A masterpiece of 20th-century naval history. Bob shacochis, national book award-winning author of The Immaculate Invasion"The star of this year's reading list is James D.
Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy's sacrifice, James D.
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest HourBantam Books #ad - A dire survival-at-sea saga. Denver post“in the last stand of the tin can sailors, James Hornfischer drops you right into the middle of this raging battle, with 5-inch guns blazing, torpedoes detonating and Navy fliers dive-bombing. The overall story of the battle is one of American guts, glory and heroic sacrifice.
Omaha world Herald History. All that stood between it and douglas MacArthur’ s vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. History—and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory.
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour #ad - Praise for the last stand of the tin can sailors“One of the finest WWII naval action narratives in recent years, this book follows in the footsteps of Flags of Our Fathers. In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire.
The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945Bantam #ad - Hornfischer brings to life the campaign that was the fulcrum of the drive to compel Tokyo to surrender--and forever changed the art of modern war. Navy to the apex of its strength and marked the rise of the United States as a global superpower. Hornfischer is the dean of World War II naval history. In his capable hands, the story races along like an intense thriller.
. Narrative nonfiction at its finest--a book simply not to be missed. James M. Winner, land, 2017 commodore john barry book award, navy league of the united states * from the historian who has been acclaimed as "doing for the Navy what popular historian Stephen Ambrose did for the Army, " here is an unprecedented account of the extraordinary World War II air, and sea campaign that brought the U.
The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 #ad - S. Scott, charleston post and courier with its thunderous assault on the Mariana Islands in June 1944, the United States crossed the threshold of total war. Admirable, fascinating. The wall street journal "an extraordinary memorial to the courageous--and a cautionary note to a world that remains unstable and turbulent today.
Admiral james stavridis, nato, former supreme allied commander, author of Sea Power "A masterful, fresh account of the latter days of the war in the Pacific that ably expands on the prior offerings of such classic naval historians as Samuel Eliot Morison.
Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of MidwayUniversity of Nebraska Press #ad - Unlike previous accounts, Shattered Sword makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. Prange’s bestselling miracle at Midway, Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Action Packed. With a foreword by leading world war II naval historian John Lundstrom, Shattered Sword is an indispensable part of any military buff’s library.
Shattered sword is the winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the "Best Book in U. S. Naval history" and was cited by Proceedings as one of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Many consider the battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War.
Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway #ad - Now, for the first time since Gordon W. It also corrects the many errors of mitsuo Fuchida’s Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan, an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted every previous Western account. It thus forces a major, potentially controversial reevaluation of the great battle. Parshall and tully examine the battle in detail and effortlessly place it within the context of the Imperial Navy’s doctrine and technology.
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Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her SurvivorsBantam #ad - Action Packed. Here is the gritty, sabotage, who fought back against their dehumanization with dignity, unvarnished story of the infamous Burma–Thailand Death Railway glamorized by Hollywood, but which in reality mercilessly reduced men to little more than animals, ingenuity, will–power—and the undying faith that their country would prevail.
For more than three years their fate would be a mystery to families waiting at home. Without hope of reinforcement, her crew faced a superior Japanese force ruthlessly committed to total conquest. Hornfischer brings to life the awesome terror of nighttime naval battles that turned decks into strobe-lit slaughterhouses, the deadly rain of fire from Japanese bombers, and the almost superhuman effort of the crew as they miraculously escaped disaster again and again–until their luck ran out during a daring action in Sunda Strait.
Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors #ad - Potomac Books. Renowned as fdr’s favorite warship, the cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in the far Pacific after Pearl Harbor. New york times bestseller"son, we’re going to Hell. The navigator of the uss houston confided these prophetic words to a young officer as he and his captain charted a course into U.
S. It wasn’t a fair fight, but the men of the Houston would wage it to the death. Naval legend.
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Action Packed. Potomac Books. Pacific Fleet. 24 pages of illustrations; 12 maps History. Winner of the northern california Book Award for Nonfiction "Both a serious work of history…and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative. San francisco chronicleon the first sunday in December 1941, Hawaii, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, and devastated the U.
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 #ad - S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history to seize the strategic initiative. Pacific crucible―through a dramatic narrative relying predominantly on primary sources and eyewitness accounts of heroism and sacrifice from both navies―tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.
S. Used book in Good Condition. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss, a blow that destroyed the offensive power of their fleet.
The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944W. W. Norton & Company #ad - W w norton Company. Potomac Books. Toll’s mastery of the naval-war narrative. Wall street journalthis masterful history encompasses the heart of the pacific War―the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944―when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide, " concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas.
. 32 pages of illustrations History. It was the largest, most technically innovative and logistically complicated amphibious war in history, most costly, bloodiest, and it fostered bitter interservice rivalries, leaving wounds that even victory could not heal. Often overlooked, these are the years and fights that decided the Pacific War.
Brilliantly researched, debriefings, shrewd judgment, and memoirs―that are the raw material of the telling details, diaries, the narrative is propelled and colored by firsthand accounts―letters, and penetrating insight of this magisterial history. This volume―continuing the "marvelously readable dramatic narrative" San Francisco Chronicle of Pacific Crucible―marks the second installment of the Pacific War Trilogy, which will stand as the first history of the entire Pacific War to be published in at least twenty-five years.
The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Ian W. He also takes the reader into the wartime councils in Washington and Tokyo where politics and strategy often collided, and into the struggle to mobilize wartime production, which was the secret of Allied victory. A new york times bestseller "A beautiful blend of history and prose and proves again Mr.
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. NavyW. W. Norton & Company #ad - W w norton Company. The founders―particularly Jefferson, Madison, and Adams―debated fiercely. Toll tells this grand tale with the political insight of Founding Brothers and the narrative flair of Patrick O'Brian. History. Potomac Books. W w norton Company. A fluent, intelligent history. Gives the reader a feel for the human quirks and harsh demands of life at sea.
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy #ad - New york times book Review Before the ink was dry on the U. S. Used book in Good Condition. Action Packed. Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military became the most divisive issue facing the new government. Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship? Would a navy protect from pirates or drain the treasury and provoke hostility? Britain alone had hundreds of powerful warships.
From the decision to build six heavy frigates, to the war that shook the world in 1812, through the cliff-hanger campaign against Tripoli, Ian W.
Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer SquadronDa Capo Press #ad - Action Packed. Potomac Books. W w norton Company. Sailors, not metallic superstructures and hulls, had won the battles and become the stuff of legend. W w norton Company. Men like commander donald macdonald, skipper of the uss o'bannon, the beloved physician of the uss la vallette, who became the most decorated naval officer of the Pacific war; Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller, who combined a mixture of humor and medical expertise to treat his patients at sea, who survived his ship's sinking and waged a one-man battle against the enemy while stranded on a Japanese-occupied island; and Doctor Dow "Doc" Ransom, epitomize the sacrifices made by all the men and women of World War II.
Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron #ad - Through diaries, personal interviews with survivors, and letters written to and by the crews during the war, preeminent historian of the Pacific theater John Wukovits brings to life the human story of the squadron and its men who bested the Japanese in the Pacific and helped take the war to Tokyo. An epic narrative of world war ii naval action that brings to life the sailors and exploits of the war's most decorated destroyer squadron--and winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 Desron 21 to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, it was the most battle-hardened US naval squadron of the war.
But it was not the squadron of ships that had accumulated such an inspiring resume; it was the people serving aboard them. Used book in Good Condition. History.
Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark BattlePenguin Books #ad - W w norton Company. W w norton Company. Potomac Books. Radio intelligence, the strategies and conflicts of their commanders, Guadalcanal recreates the battle—on land, at sea, and in the air—as never before: it examines the feelings of both American and Japanese soldiers, and the strengths and weaknesses of various fighting units.
History. Used book in Good Condition. It was a brutal six-month campaign that cost the lives of some 7, 000 Americans and over 30, 000 Japanese. Penguin Books. Action Packed. Brilliant. An enormous work based on the most meticulous research. La times book review the battle at guadalcanal—which began eight months to the day after Pearl Harbor—marked the first American offensive of World War II.
Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle #ad - . This volume, ten years in the writing, recounts the full story of the critical campaign for Guadalcanal and is based on first-time translations of official Japanese Defense Agency accounts and recently declassified U. S.
The Battle for Leyte Gulf: The Incredible Story of World War II's Largest Naval BattleSkyhorse #ad - Vann woodward recreates the gripping account of the battle for Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle of World War II and the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas. For the japanese, it represented their supreme effort; they committed to action virtually every operational fighting ship on the lists of the Imperial Navy, including two powerful new battleships of the Yamato class.
Woodward always told his students that history must be understood first as a story. Potomac Books. Thomas writes: “his elegant prose and arch wit are superbly matched to the challenge of making sense of this immense and notoriously chaotic naval battle. W w norton Company. Used book in Good Condition. New york times best seller! “so soundly documented that it is hard to see how anyone, ever, will be able to improve on it.
The Battle for Leyte Gulf: The Incredible Story of World War II's Largest Naval Battle #ad - New york timesPulitzer-Prize-winner and bestselling author C. In these pages, he proves it. History. W w norton Company. Penguin Books.