Clash of Titans: World War II at Sea

Clash of Titans: World War II at Sea

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by Walter J. Boyne
     
 

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From Germany's initial clashes with Great Britain in the Pacific to Japan's surrender on the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, World War II was waged largely at sea. In the tradition of his history of air-power during World War II, Clash of Wings, Walter J. Boyne in Clash of Titans recounts all of the famous sea battles of the war, weaving them

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From Germany's initial clashes with Great Britain in the Pacific to Japan's surrender on the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, World War II was waged largely at sea. In the tradition of his history of air-power during World War II, Clash of Wings, Walter J. Boyne in Clash of Titans recounts all of the famous sea battles of the war, weaving them together into a gripping narrative that illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of each navy. Thoroughly researched and vividly written, Clash of the Titans is a comprehensive and insightful history of the strategies, technological advances, and heroism of naval warfare in World War II.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Boyne writes about naval surface warfare during WWII with fervid enthusiasm. The war at sea was undeniably the most far-reaching conflict ever, but Boyne insists it was also ``the most fascinating period in the history of naval warfare.'' His narrative supports the contention admirably as he conveys the full import of the campaigns at sea, showing how each was inextricably intertwined with land and air operations. He explains, for instance, how the U.S. Marines' campaign in the Solomons was part of a complex series of naval confrontations remembered as ``Guadalcanal,'' and how the big guns of the American fleet off the Italian coast decisively preserved the American beachhead at Anzio. Boyne elaborates on subjects usually ignored, such as the Allied and Axis mine-laying campaigns, which were phenomenally effective: naval mines sank more than 200 surface warships and thousands of merchant vessels between 1939 and 1945. He is refreshingly outspoken, referring to the ``savagely aggressive'' American counterattack in the Pacific and the ``utter blindness'' of Japanese strategic thinking. It is hard to imagine any account that could render more incisively the difference between the contending navies and the reasons for Allied domination in the end. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684839141
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
06/06/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.98(d)

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Can some one tell me that it is a good book