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The Admirals : Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, And King--the Five-star Admirals Who Won The War At Sea (2012)
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Published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2012
Edition:  1st ed
Description:  ix, 559 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780316097840, 0316097845,
Language:  English


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

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: submarines or airpower? -- 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 Related Searches:
Nimitz, Chester W. -- 1885-1966 -- (Chester William),
Halsey, William Frederick, -- 1882-1959
Leahy, William D
King, Ernest Joseph, -- 1878-1956
United States. -- Navy -- Biography
United States. -- Navy -- History -- 20th century
Admirals -- Biography -- United States
Naval art and science -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
World War, 1939-1945 -- Biography
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