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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Description du livre Zenith Press, 2007. Hardcover. État : New. 1st. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0760329850
Description du livre Zenith Press, 2007. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents Introduction One The Raid from Shangri-La Two The Education of an Admiral Three Naval War College Four Rise of the Air Admirals Five Admirals in Action Six America Enters the War Seven The Carriers Strike Back Eight Coral Sea Clash Nine Prelude to Midway Ten Triumph at Midway Eleven Landings at Guadalcanal Twelve Defeat at Savo Thirteen Action around the Canal Fourteen Death of Admirals Fifteen Duel of the Battlewagons Sixteen Long-Lance Menace Seventeen Fighting Flags: Pug, Tip, Arleigh Eighteen MacArthur's Admirals Nineteen War in the Cold and Mist Twenty U.S. into the Med Twenty One Central Pacific Cranks Up Twenty Two Marshalls Breakthrough Twenty Three South Pacifi. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_0760329850
Description du livre Zenith Press, 2007. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110760329850
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97807603298561.0