The Admirals

The Admirals

Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--the Five-star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea

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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.
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
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
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 359.0092 B
Characteristics: ix, 559 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780316097840


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Sep 06, 2016

Another 'War' book dealing mainly with the 'behind the scenes 'maneuvering/politicking of the principals involved, in this case the 'Big Four', although Leahy being in England was not really involved. Again, F. Roosevelt had his hands full managing these huge egos but did a masterful job at this.

KEVIN DOWD Nov 13, 2012

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


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