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The admirals : Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--the five-star admirals who won the war at sea

Author: Walter R Borneman
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Chester W Nimitz; William F Halsey; William D Leahy; Ernest Joseph King; William F Halsey; Ernest Joseph King; William D Leahy; Chester W Nimitz; Chester W Nimitz; William Frederick Halsey; William D Leahy; Ernest Joseph King
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter R Borneman
ISBN: 9780316097840 0316097845 9780316097833 0316097837
OCLC Number: 747099283
Awards: Winner of Colorado Book Award (History) 2013
Description: ix, 559 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 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 to 1947 --
Appendix E: Commanders-in-Chief, U.S. Fleet, 1922 to 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.
Responsibility: Walter R. Borneman.

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How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power.  Read more...

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