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Admiral "Bull" Halsey

The Life and Wars of the Navy's Most Controversial Commander
Wukovits, John F. (Book - 2010)
Admiral "Bull" Halsey
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From the tragic aftermath of Pearl Harbor, when he fashioned America's first response to the attack, to the war's final day in Tokyo Bay when he witnessed Japan's surrender, Admiral William F. Halsey stamped a mighty imprint on the Pacific during World War II. He led or participated significantly in the Navy's first offensive strikes against the Marshall Islands and Wake Island, the Guadalcanal campaign, and the offensive toward Japan. As a commander, he never shied from engaging the enemy, but boldly entered into battle, ready for a fight. As a consequence, Halsey became the face of the Navy and its most attractive public relations phenomenon. Due to his bold tactics and quotable wit, Halsey continues to be a beloved and debated figure.In this balanced biography, historian John Wukovits illuminates the life of a man who ultimately deserves recognition as one the great naval commanders in U.S. history. Europe had Patton; the Pacific had William "the Bull" Halsey.
Authors: Wukovits, John F., 1944-
Title: Admiral "Bull" Halsey
the life and wars of the Navy's most controversial commander
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xiii, 282 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm
ISBN: 0230602843
9780230602847
Branch Call Number: 921 Halse
Statement of Responsibility: John Wukovits
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-275) and index
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Pacific Area World War, 1939-1945 Naval operations, American Admirals Biography United States. Navy Biography Halsey, William Frederick, 1882-1959
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Admirals
LCCN: 2009050130
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