Shattered Sword

Shattered Sword

The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway

Book - 2005
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Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange's bestselling Miracle at Midway , Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, Shattered Sword makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. It also corrects the many errors of Mitsuo Fuchida's Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan , an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted every previous Western account. It thus forces a major, potentially controversial reevaluation of the great battle.

Parshall and Tully examine the battle in detail and effortlessly place it within the context of the Imperial Navy's doctrine and technology. With a foreword by leading World War II naval historian John Lundstrom, Shattered Sword is an indispensable part of any military buff's library.

Shattered Sword is the winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the "Best Book in U.S. Naval History" and was cited by Proceedings as one of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, 2005.
ISBN: 9781574889239
Branch Call Number: 940. 5426 PAR
Characteristics: xxvi, 613 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tully, Anthony P. 1961-

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Apr 21, 2017

if you are interested in WW-II history and the battles, this is a must read. The authors gives both sides of the battle story and even refute some war stories that writers told during the war for the public's consumption. they really provide facts to support what they are telling. information from battle reports written by both sides and get stories from people who was in the battle. Todays snowflakes would not have showed up and if they did, would have ran away quickly. What a generation!

Dec 30, 2014

A very good book using information from Japanese records. It explores many of the myths surrounding the battle. For anyone who has studied the battle, this is a must read to correct previous errors in history

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