How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and His Admirals

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This meticulous study is a concentrated look at Naval Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and his subordinate leaders—fighting men under stress—and the relationship of fighting admirals to their top leaders and each other. Bull Halsey, “The Patton of the Pacific,” could win a battle; ascetic and cultivated Raymond Spruance could win a campaign; but Chester W. Nimitz, the quiet but dauntless battler from the banks of the Pedernales River, could win a war. And the way he did win that war in the Pacific is the center of this ...

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Overview

This meticulous study is a concentrated look at Naval Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and his subordinate leaders—fighting men under stress—and the relationship of fighting admirals to their top leaders and each other. Bull Halsey, “The Patton of the Pacific,” could win a battle; ascetic and cultivated Raymond Spruance could win a campaign; but Chester W. Nimitz, the quiet but dauntless battler from the banks of the Pedernales River, could win a war. And the way he did win that war in the Pacific is the center of this excellent and absorbing biography of naval operations and of men in command relationships.
 
How They Won the War in the Pacific covers many leaders, including the top fighting ones afloat and ashore, and it shows Admiral Chester W. Nimitz as history will record him—as the wise, calm tower of strength in adversity and success, the principal architect of victory in the Pacific during World War II.

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“Full of meat for Pacific battle and campaign buffs and essential for research libraries.” —Choice

“Hoyt’s candid, often controversial opinions make gripping reading.” —Dallas Morning News

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Full of meat for Pacific battle and campaign buffs and essential for research libraries.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780762772858
  • Publisher: Lyons Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 682,161
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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Edwin P. Hoyt (1923–2005) was an independent historian who published nearly 200 books, mostly in the area of military history, including The Last Kamikaze and Hirohito. After serving in World War II with the Office of War Information, he was a journalist for more than a decade before becoming a full-time writer.

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