Admiral Bill Halsey
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📒Admiral Bill Halsey ✍ Thomas Alexander Hughes
✏Admiral Bill Halsey Book Summary : William Halsey, the most famous naval officer of World War II, was known for fearlessness, steely resolve, and impulsive errors. In this definitive biography, Thomas Hughes punctures the popular caricature of the fighting admiral to present a revealing human portrait of his personal and professional life as it was lived in times of war and peace.
📒Admiral Halsey S Story ✍ William F. Halsey III
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📒William F Halsey Fighting Admiral ✍ Chandler Whipple
✏William F Halsey fighting admiral Book Summary : A biography of the American admiral which concentrates on his experiences during the Second World War.
📒America S Fighting Admirals ✍ William Tuohy
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📒Morning Star Midnight Sun ✍ Jeffrey Cox
✏Morning Star Midnight Sun Book Summary : Following the disastrous Java Sea campaign, the Allies went on the offensive in the Pacific in a desperate attempt to halt the Japanese forces that were rampaging across the region. With the conquest of Australia a very real possibility, the stakes were high. Their target: the Japanese-held Soloman Islands, in particular the southern island of Guadalcanal. Hamstrung by arcane pre-war thinking and a bureaucratic mind-set, the US Navy had to adapt on the fly in order to compete with the mighty Imperial Japanese Navy, whose ingenuity and creativity thus far had fostered the creation of its Pacific empire. Starting with the amphibious assault on Savo Island, the campaign turned into an attritional struggle where the evenly matched foes sought to grind out a victory. Following on from his hugely successful book Rising Sun, Falling Skies, Jeffrey R. Cox tells the gripping story of the first Allied offensive of the Pacific War, as they sought to prevent Japan from cutting off Australia and regaining dominance in the Pacific.
📒Miracle At Midway ✍ Gordon W. Prange
✏Miracle at Midway Book Summary : New York Times bestseller: The true story of the WWII naval battle portrayed in the Roland Emmerich film is “something special among war histories” (Chicago Sun-Times). Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japan’s military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for the invasion of Hawaii and beyond. But the US Navy would be waiting for them. Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a significant stroke of luck, the Americans under Adm. Chester W. Nimitz dealt Japan’s navy its first major defeat in the war. Three years of hard fighting remained, but it was at Midway that the tide turned. This “stirring, even suspenseful narrative” is the first book to tell the story of the epic battle from both the American and Japanese sides (Newsday). Miracle at Midway reveals how America won its first and greatest victory of the Pacific war—and how easily it could have been a loss.
📒Pingry School Alumni ✍ Source: Wikipedia
✏Pingry School Alumni Book Summary : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: William Halsey, Jr., Mark Donohue, Michael Chertoff, Andrew McCarthy, N. Gregory Mankiw, Thomas Kean, Jr., Dan Kellner, Richard Tregaskis, Micah Kellner, Steve Elmendorf, Jamie Johnson, Robert C. Crane, Robert H. McCarter, Arthur N. Pierson, Thomas N. McCarter, Dani Shapiro, Adam Gardner, William A. Conway, James C. Kellogg III, Amos Hostetter, Jr., Wayne Kasserman, Charles August Sulzer, Gaddis Smith, Frederick Reiken, Joseph Eron Irenas, Adam Goldstein, Mark Wilf. Excerpt: World War II Admiral Halsey as he appears at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey, Jr., United States Navy, (October 30, 1882 - August 16, 1959) (commonly referred to as "Bill" or "Bull" Halsey), was a U.S. Naval officer. He commanded the South Pacific Area during the early stages of the Pacific War against Japan. Later he was commander of the Third Fleet through the duration of hostilities. Halsey was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on October 30, 1882, the son of US Navy Captain William F. Halsey, Sr.. His father was a descendant of Senator Rufus King, who was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat, and Federalist candidate for both Vice President (1804, 1808) and President of the United States (1816). Halsey attended the Pingry School. After waiting two years to receive an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, the young Halsey decided to study medicine at the University of Virginia to then get into the Navy as a physician. He chose Virginia because his best friend, Karl Osterhause, was there. While there Halsey joined the prestigious Delta Psi fraternity. After his first year Halsey received his appointment to Annapolis, and entered the Academy in the Fall of 1900. Halsey graduated from the Naval Academy in 1904 after lettering in football as a fullback and earning several athletic...
📒Enterprise ✍ Barrett Tillman
✏Enterprise Book Summary : The award-winning author of Whirlwind presents the story of World War II's most decorated warship as drawn from oral histories, the author's interviews with last surviving veterans and historical accounts of its most significant military achievements. 35,000 first printing.
📒At Dawn We Slept ✍ Gordon W. Prange
✏At Dawn We Slept Book Summary : Revisit the definitive book on Pearl Harbor in advance of the 75th anniversary (December 7, 2016) of the "date which will live in infamy" At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S. Naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept is the unparalleled and exhaustive account of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. It is widely regarded as the definitive assessment of the events surrounding one of the most daring and brilliant naval operations of all time. Through extensive research and interviews with American and Japanese leaders, Gordon W. Prange has written a remarkable historical account of the assault that-sixty years later-America cannot forget. "The reader is bound to feel its power....It is impossible to forget such an account." —The New York Times Book Review "At Dawn We Slept is the definitive account of Pearl Harbor." —Chicago Sun-Times From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Weapons Of Choice World War 2 1 ✍ John Birmingham
✏Weapons of Choice World War 2 1 Book Summary : The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. A near-future military experiment has thrust a US-led multinational armada back to 1942, right into the middle of the naval task force speeding towards Midway Atoll-and what was to be a spectacular Allied triumph in the war in the Pacific. In the chaos that ensues, thousands are killed, but the ripples have only just begun. For these veterans of Pearl Harbor have never seen a helicopter, or a satellite link, or a nuclear weapon. And they've never encountered an African American colonel or a female Australian submarine commander. While they embrace the armada's awesome firepower, they may find the twenty-first-century sailors themselves far from acceptable. Initial jubilation at news the Allies would win the war is quickly doused by the chilling realisation that the time-travellers themselves-by their very presence-have rendered history null and void. Celebration turns to dread when the possibility arises that other elements of the twenty-first-century task force may also have made the trip-and might now be aiding the enemy forces. What happens next is anybody's guess - and everybody's nightmare...