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Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2007

    some slight sloppy research

    picky,picky,picky but no excuse to have misspelled USMC General A.A. Vandegrift's name, although more than one who should know better has done the same by adding an 'r' to his name. As to the book, a sort of birds eye view of a complex battle with poor to non existent communications between task forces and commands. Looking from above it all, the blunders and miscalculations combine to reveal how capricious the 'fog of war' can be. I liked how the author put a human face on each character, featuring the Japanese players as well as the Americans. He provides a broader perspective on Admiral Halsey than we get from several other sources, as well as insights into the almost incomprehensible complex minds of the Japanese.

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

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  • Posted July 22, 2010

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    Sea of Thunder

    A fascinating look at the tumultuous rigors of command in the Pacific during WWII. Thomas does a wonderful job taking the reader into the heart of decisions commanders face under stress. A unique look into the pride and prejudices of both American and Japanese commanders. Each of the 4 major naval commanders are exposed for the reader to judge. I particularly enjoyed how Thomas brings all 4 commanders to the same moment in history at the Battle of Leyte Gulf. A must read for anyone interested in the Pacific War.

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

    this is a great read for anyone interesting in the Pacific campaign of WW11. It is easy reading, compelling, & tells the tale of the the battle of Leyte Gulf from both sides. If you are a huge fan of Admiral Hulsey, be prepared for some hard tr

    I am an avid fan of WW II, especially the European theater but I love the sea battles. Midway & Leyte Gulf. Sea of thunder is the best I have read. YOu know the ending but it is still exctiing to read. I loved the in depth character analysis of the individuals & the differences between the americans & the Japanese.

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