Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--the five-star admirals who won the war at sea
Prologue: The Banks of the Severn
Saturday, December 6, 1941
pt. 1. Sailors, 1897-1918
Leahy, "The Judge," Annapolis, Class of 1897
King, "Rey," Annapolis, Class of 1901
Halsey, "Pudge," Annapolis, Class of 1904
Nimitz, "Nim-i-tiz," Annapolis, Class of 1905
pt. 2. Ships, 1918-1941
At War All But in Name
pt. 3. Admirals, 1941-1945
Searching for Scapegoats and Heroes
Deciding the Course
Fighting the Japanese and MacArthur
From Casablanca to Teheran
Take Care, My Boy
Driving It Home
The Crippling Blow
Two Typhoons and Five Stars
Toward Tokyo Bay
Measures of Men
Appendix A: Comparative Ranks of Commissioned Officers in U.S. Military Services
Appendix B: World War II-era General Protocols for Naming U.S. Navy Ships
Appendix C: Comparative Tonnages and Armaments of Selected Ships
Appendix D: Chiefs of Naval Operations, 1915-1947
Appendix E: Commanders-in-Chief, U.S. Fleet, 1936-1945
Appendix F: World War II-era U.S. Battleships
Appendix G: World War II-era U.S. Aircraft Carriers
Appendix H: Ships Named for the Fleet Admirals
Appendix I: Major World War II Conferences and Operations with Code Names
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