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Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway Paperback – Illustrated, November 1, 2007

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“To really know about the Battle of Midway, you must read this book.”—John B. Lundstrom, author of The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway
-- John B. Lundstrom

“Jon Parshall and Anthony Tully explain, in an entirely new light and from a fresh perspective, how the Japanese navy fought the Battle of Midway. Extensively researched, soundly reasoned, and engagingly and colorfully written, Shattered Sword is the most original piece of scholarship on this decisive event since John B. Lundstrom’s groundbreaking The First Team.”—Robert J. Cressman, editor and principal author of A Glorious Page in Our History: The Battle of Midway
-- Robert J. Cressman

“At last, the Japanese side of the Battle of Midway has been limned in English with accuracy, lucidity, authority, and objectivity. The authors’ specialized knowledge of the tactics and technologies of Japanese naval air power, their careful reading of surviving Japanese air unit records, and their appreciation of the larger meaning of the battle combine to give us a combat narrative and analysis that superbly balance expert detail and grand historical import. I suspect it of being a classic.”Mark R. Peattie, author of Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941 and Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909-1941
-- Mark R. Peattie

“A lot has been written about Midway since 1945. Yet everyone who thinks that they know the last word about this momentous event must examine Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully’s book on the subject. Shattered Sword, packed with new information, will certainly become the definitive volume on the most important naval battle of World War II.”Eric Bergerud, professor of military and American history at Lincoln University and author of Touched with Fire: The Land War in the South Pacific
-- Eric Bergerud

“This incredibly detailed book provides a whole new approach to the study and interpretation of the battle."Ships and Shipping
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Shattered Sword [is] a necessary read for anyone interested in the Pacific War.”NYMAS Review
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About the Author

Both Jonathan Parshall and Tony Tully were members of a 1999 mission to the Midway battle site by the Nauticos Corp. and the U.S. Navy Oceanographic Office. Parshall is widely published on naval history in journals and magazines and has contributed to a number of books on the topic. He maintains an award-winning Web site on the Imperial Navy, www.combinedfleet.com. Parshall lives in Minneapolis.

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  • Item Weight : 3.05 pounds
  • Paperback : 640 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1574889249
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1574889246
  • Product Dimensions : 6.9 x 1.6 x 9.9 inches
  • Publisher : Potomac Books; Illustrated Edition (November 1, 2007)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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