The Admirals

The Admirals

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

Book - 2012
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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.

Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet.

In THE ADMIRALS, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time. Drawing upon journals, ship logs, and other primary sources, he brings an incredible historical moment to life, showing us how the four admirals revolutionized naval warfare forever with submarines and aircraft carriers, and how these men-who were both friends and rivals-worked together to ensure that the Axis fleets lay destroyed on the ocean floor at the end of World War II.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316097840
Branch Call Number: 359. 00922 BOR
Characteristics: ix, 559 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 25 cm.

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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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