Midway Inquest: Why the Japanese Lost the Battle of Midway

Midway Inquest: Why the Japanese Lost the Battle of Midway

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by Dallas W. Isom
     
 

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Midway, the most famous naval battle in American history, has been the
subject of many excellent books. However, none satisfactorily explain why the
Japanese lost that battle, given their overwhelming advantage in firepower. While no
book may ever silence debate on the subject, Midway Inquest answers the central
mystery of the battle. Why could the

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Overview

Midway, the most famous naval battle in American history, has been the
subject of many excellent books. However, none satisfactorily explain why the
Japanese lost that battle, given their overwhelming advantage in firepower. While no
book may ever silence debate on the subject, Midway Inquest answers the central
mystery of the battle. Why could the Japanese not get a bomber strike launched
against the American carrier force before being attacked and destroyed by American
dive bombers from the Enterprise and Yorktown? Although it is well known that the
Japanese were unable to launch an immediate attack because their aircraft were in
the process of changing armament, why wasn't the rearming operation reversed and an
attack launched before the American planes arrived? Based on extensive research in
Japanese primary records, Japanese literature on the battle, and interviews with
over two dozen Japanese veterans from the carrier air groups, this book solves the
mystery at last.

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Editorial Reviews

Proceedings

""... presents a carefully crafted indictment of Japanese decision making during this pivotal World War II sea battle."" —Proceedings, May 2008

Paper Wars

"Any student of the Pacific War will enjoy this book, even if you disagree with part of it. It is a fascinating look at decisions made in the heat of battle." —Paper Wars, August 2008

From the Publisher
"... presents a carefully crafted indictment of Japanese decision making during this pivotal World War II sea battle." —Proceedings, May 2008

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253117021
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
07/19/2007
Series:
Twentieth-Century Battles
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
318,049
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Dallas Woodbury Isom is a retired professor of law at Willamette
University in Salem, Oregon. He lives in San Ramon, California.

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