America's Fighting Admirals: Winning the War at Sea in World War II

America's Fighting Admirals: Winning the War at Sea in World War II

by William Tuohy
     
 

American naval actions of World War II comprise the most widespread, complex, and dramatic battles in the history of sea warfare. The fighting took place over vast distances in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as in the constricted spaces of the Mediterranean and Solomon seas. Each of the major actions had an admiral, the commander in charge, who led the

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American naval actions of World War II comprise the most widespread, complex, and dramatic battles in the history of sea warfare. The fighting took place over vast distances in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as in the constricted spaces of the Mediterranean and Solomon seas. Each of the major actions had an admiral, the commander in charge, who led the battle. In combat, the abilities and determination of these commanders at sea were put to the most severe test.

Americas Fighting Admirals describes the course of U.S. sea action in World War II. It examines the skills, strengths, weaknesses and personalities of the American admirals who fought the battles at sea. It examines the effect that stress, tension, and responsibility have on commanders making vital decisions in the red-hot crucible of battle. And it reveals the changing nature of the responsibilities of flag officers as the war progressed and became enormously complex.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Booklist, May 2007

“World War II navy veteran and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tuohy has credentials and credibility to write a good popular introduction to the WWII U.S. Navy. And he has, in the form of a group portrait of the admirals who oversaw America's navy as it became the largest in history, larger than the contemporary combined fleets of the rest of the world ... An honorable tribute to honorable men, most of whom served their country well.”

US Naval Institute Proceedings, June 2007

“In America’s Fighting Admirals, a Navy veteran of World War II provides valuable reference points for the study of high-level naval leadership.”

Warships International Fleet Review (UK), November 2007

“Comprehensive and well-written – almost cinematic in some places, it is recommended for anyone interested in naval combat leadership or the U.S. Navy in general ... a superb, enthralling account of the U.S. Navy’s WWII titans and their achievements.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760329856
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.25(d)

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From the Publisher
Booklist May 2007

“World War II navy veteran and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tuohy has credentials and credibility to write a good popular introduction to the WWII U.S. Navy. And he has, in the form of a group portrait of the admirals who oversaw America's navy as it became the largest in history, larger than the contemporary combined fleets of the rest of the world ...  An honorable tribute to honorable men, most of whom served their country well.”

US Naval Institute Proceedings, June 2007

“In America’s Fighting Admirals, a Navy veteran of World War II provides valuable reference points for the study of high-level naval leadership.”

Warships International Fleet Review (UK), November 2007

“Comprehensive and well-written – almost cinematic in some places, it is recommended for anyone interested in naval combat leadership or the U.S. Navy in general ... a superb, enthralling account of the U.S. Navy’s WWII titans and their achievements.”

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Meet the Author

William Tuohy served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific in 1945—46. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1968 for his Vietnam War reporting in the Los Angeles Times. As a journalist, Tuohy covered the conflicts in the Middle East, Central America, Northern Ireland, and the Gulf, as well as covering the fall of Saigon in 1975 and the Berlin Wall in 1989. He is the author of Dangerous Company: Inside the World’s Hottest Trouble Spots with a Pulitzer Prize–winning War Correspondent and The Bravest Man: Richard O'Kane and the Amazing Submarine Adventures of the USS Tang. Mr. Tuohy lives near Los Angeles.

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