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The Admirals

Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--the Five-star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
Borneman, Walter R. (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Admirals


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A unique collective biography of the four men who "with a combination of nimble counsel, exasperating ego, studied patience, and street-fighter tactics" shaped the modern U.S. Navy to win WWII at sea.
Authors: Borneman, Walter R., 1952-
Title: The admirals
Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--the five-star admirals who won the war at sea
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Co.,, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: ix, 559 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., map ;,25 cm
Contents: List of Maps
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
First Commands
Dress Rehearsal
pt. 2. Ships, 1918-1941
Battleships
Submarines
Aircraft Carriers
First Stars
Projecting Power
At War All But in Name
pt. 3. Admirals, 1941-1945
Searching for Scapegoats and Heroes
Spread Thin
Deciding the Course
Fighting the Japanese and MacArthur
From Casablanca to Teheran
Take Care, My Boy
Driving It Home
The Crippling Blow
Halsey's Luck
Two Typhoons and Five Stars
Interim President
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
Summary: A unique collective biography of the four men who "with a combination of nimble counsel, exasperating ego, studied patience, and street-fighter tactics" shaped the modern U.S. Navy to win WWII at sea.
ISBN: 0316097845
9780316097840
Branch Call Number: 920 Bo
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  • KEVIN DOWD rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

OK somewhat dry.. Neptune's Inferno was better.

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