Sea of Thunder

Sea of Thunder

Four Commanders and the Last Great Campaign, 1941-1945

eBook - 2007
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Journalist and historian Thomas writes with a knowing feel for the clash of cultures as he follows four men through the naval war of 1941-1945 in the South Pacific: Admiral William ("Bull") Halsey, the macho, gallant, racist American fleet commander; Admiral Takeo Kurita, the Japanese battleship commander charged with making what was, in essence, a suicidal fleet attack against the American invasion of the Philippines; Admiral Matome Ugaki, a self-styled samurai who was the commander of all kamikazes and himself the last kamikaze of the war; and Commander Ernest Evans, a Cherokee Indian and Annapolis graduate who led his destroyer on the last great charge in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the biggest naval battle ever fought. From new documents and interviews with American and Japanese veterans, Thomas was able to piece together and answer mysteries about the battle that have puzzled historians for decades.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007
Edition: First Simon & Schuster trade pbk edition
ISBN: 0743298519 (electronic bk.)
9780743298513 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 940.5426 THO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (414 pages) : illustrations, maps

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