- Hardcover: 1049 pages
- Publisher: MORROW, WILLIAM @ & COMPANY IN; First American Edition edition (1966)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1299945473
- ISBN-13: 978-1299945470
- ASIN: B000OLJLJQ
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.6 x 2.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,140,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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United States Navy in World War II Hardcover – 1966
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In assembling the book, Smith excerpted whole chapters from some of the best books written about the navy's exploits during the Second World War. All of the collected chapters, written by one-hundred authors, were taken from books that told the navy's history through the simple telling of a story. There is no dry analysis of tactics here. You will see the intensity and drama unfolding aboard the ships at Pearl Harbor as the Japanese attacked . . . or watch from the bow of the destroyer Borie's as she rammed a Nazi U-boat in the middle of the Atlantic . . . or stand on the flight deck of the Guadalcanal as she chases down U-505 . . . or feel the Lexington as she started to list in the Coral Sea . . . and on and on it goes. Everything is here. The Aaron Ward. The Argus. The Bunker Hill. The Indianapolis. PT 109. And of course, the Enterprise and the Yorktown.
And some of the best writers are present and accounted for. Walter Lord. John Toland. Edward Beach. Ernie Pyle. Winston Churchill. Ernest Hemingway. And then there is Chief Gunner's Mate Harold Clements. Seaman First Class James Fahey.Read more ›
I think everyone older than 12 should read this book to get some idea of what battle is like.
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Awesome book on men,ships and actions.1000 pages of super reading. Hard to put downPublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great boo. I had paperback which was falling apart so wanted hardcover.. Seller was great also......Published 16 months ago by Pa!