America's Fighting Admirals: Winning the War at Sea in World War II

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America's Fighting Admirals WW II navy veteran and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Tuohy describes the course of U.S. naval combat in World War II and examines the skills, strengths, weaknesses and personalities of the American admirals who fought the battles at sea. Full description

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Booklist, May 2007

“World War II navy veteran and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tuohy has credentials and credibility to write a good popular introduction to the WWII U.S. Navy. And he has, in the form of a group portrait of the admirals who oversaw America 's navy as it became the largest in history, larger than the contemporary combined fleets of the rest of the world ... An honorable tribute to honorable men, most of whom served their country well.”



US Naval Institute Proceedings, June 2007

“In America’s Fighting Admirals, a Navy veteran of World War II provides valuable reference points for the study of high-level naval leadership.”

Warships International Fleet Review ( UK ), November 2007

“Comprehensive and well-written – almost cinematic in some places, it is recommended for anyone interested in naval combat leadership or the U.S. Navy in general ... a superb, enthralling account of the U.S. Navy’s WWII titans and their achievements.”

Présentation de l'éditeur :

American naval actions of World War II comprise the most widespread, complex, and dramatic battles in the history of sea warfare. The fighting took place over vast distances in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as in the constricted spaces of the Mediterranean and Solomon seas. Each of the major actions had an admiral, the commander in charge, who led the battle. In combat, the abilities and determination of these commanders at sea were put to the most severe test.

Americas Fighting Admirals describes the course of U.S. sea action in World War II. It examines the skills, strengths, weaknesses and personalities of the American admirals who fought the battles at sea. It examines the effect that stress, tension, and responsibility have on commanders making vital decisions in the red-hot crucible of battle. And it reveals the changing nature of the responsibilities of flag officers as the war progressed and became enormously complex.

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