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The Fleet at Flood Tide

The Fleet at Flood Tide
America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945

by James D. Hornfischer

  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2016-10-25
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 034554871X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The extraordinary story of the World War II air, land, and sea campaign that brought the U.S. Navy to the apex of its strength and marked the rise of the United States as a global superpower Winner, Commodore John Barry Book Award, Navy League of the United States • Winner, John Lehman Distinguished Naval Historian Award, Naval Order of the United States With its thunderous assault on the Mariana Islands in June 1944, the United States crossed the threshold of total war. In this tour de force of dramatic storytelling, distilled from extensive research in newly discovered primary sources, James D. Hornfischer brings to life the campaign that was the fulcrum of the drive to compel Tokyo to surrender—and that forever changed the art of modern war. With a close focus on high commanders, front-line combatants, and ordinary people, American and Japanese alike, Hornfischer tells the story of the climactic end of the Pacific War as has never been done before. Here are the epic seaborne invasions of Saipan, Tinian, and Guam, the stunning aerial battles of the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot, the first large-scale use of Navy underwater demolition teams, the largest banzai attack of the war, and the daring combat operations large and small that made possible the strategic bombing offensive culminating in the atomic strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From the seas of the Central Pacific to the shores of Japan itself, The Fleet at Flood Tide is a stirring, authoritative, and cinematic portrayal of World War II’s world-changing finale. Illustrated with original maps and more than 120 dramatic photographs “Quite simply, popular and scholarly military history at its best.”—Victor Davis Hanson, author of Carnage and Culture “The dean of World War II naval history . . . In his capable hands, the story races along like an intense thriller. . . . Narrative nonfiction at its finest—a book simply not to be missed.”—James M. Scott, Charleston Post and Courier “An impressively lucid account . . . admirable, fascinating.”—The Wall Street Journal “An extraordinary memorial to the courageous—and a cautionary note to a world that remains unstable and turbulent today.”—Admiral James Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO, author of Sea Power “A masterful, fresh account . . . ably expands on the prior offerings of such classic naval historians as Samuel Eliot Morison.”—The Dallas Morning News

Summary, Analysis & Review of James D. Hornfischer’s The Fleet at Flood Tide by Instaread

Summary, Analysis & Review of James D. Hornfischer’s The Fleet at Flood Tide by Instaread

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  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Release : 2016-12-13
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN : 1683786319
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summary, Analysis & Review of James D. Hornfischer’s The Fleet at Flood Tide by Instaread Preview: James D. Hornfischer’s The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 is a history of the Pacific naval battles that led to American victory at the end of World War II. The book focuses primarily on battles under the aegis of Admiral Raymond Spruance including the invasion of Truk, the invasion of the Marianas Islands, and the Battle of the Philippine Sea. It includes personal stories and perspectives in its narrative history, such as those of Shizuko Miura, a Japanese nurse in Saipan, and Draper Kauffman, a demolitions expert who organized an amphibious demolition team. Spruance made his name at the Battle of Midway in 1942 when he defeated the Japanese and turned the course of the war in the Pacific. Spruance was criticized for failing to pursue fleeing Japanese ships at Midway, but his caution and discretion prevented the fleet from making itself vulnerable … PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of James D. Hornfischer’s The Fleet at Flood Tide by Instaread: · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

PT Boat Odyssey

PT Boat Odyssey
In the Pacific War with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 16, 1943-1945

by Robert P. Gelzheiser

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2019-10-31
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 1476662649
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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 During the Pacific War between the United States and Imperial Japanese navies, the author's father, Francis Gelzheiser, deployed with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 16A, from New Orleans to Panama to Seattle and to Attu Island in the Aleutians. After their return voyage, the PT boats journeyed to New Guinea, then battled Japanese kamikazes for the Philippine Island of Mindoro. Like many World War II veterans, Gelzheiser only shared his recollections of combat later in life. The author chronicles his father's experience, details the roles PT boats played in the war and examines why, despite America's overwhelming wartime manufacturing capacity, the Japanese believed they could still win the war.

West Wind, Flood Tide

West Wind, Flood Tide
The Battle of Mobile Bay

by Jack Friend

  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release : 2014-08-15
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1612513514
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of history's greatest naval engagements and the Civil War's bloodiest is examined for both its political ramifications and influence on naval tactics and ship design.

World War II at Sea

World War II at Sea
A Global History

by Craig L. Symonds

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 770
  • ISBN : 0190243678
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Author of Lincoln and His Admirals (winner of the Lincoln Prize), The Battle of Midway (Best Book of the Year, Military History Quarterly), and Operation Neptune (winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature), Craig L. Symonds ranks among the country's finest naval historians.World War II at Sea is his crowning achievement, a narrative of the entire war and all of its belligerents, on all of the world's oceans and seas between 1939 and 1945.Here are the major engagements and their interconnections: the U-boat attack on Scapa Flow and the Battle of the Atlantic; the "miracle" evacuation from Dunkirk and the scuttling of the French Navy; the pitched battles for control of Norway fjords and Mussolini's Regia Marina; the rise of the KidoButai and Pearl Harbor; the landings in North Africa and New Guinea, then on Normandy and Iwo Jima. Symonds offers indelible portraits of the great naval leaders - FDR and Churchill (self-proclaimed "Navy men"), Karl Donitz, Francois Darlan, Ernest King, Isoroku Yamamoto, Louis Mountbatten, andWilliam Halsey - while acknowledging the countless seamen and officers of all nationalities whose lives were lost during the greatest naval conflicts ever fought. World War II at Sea is history on a truly epic scale.

Neptune's Inferno

Neptune's Inferno
The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

by James D. Hornfischer

  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2011-01-25
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 0553908073
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A literary tour de force that is destined to become one of the . . . definitive works about the battle for Guadalcanal . . . [James D.] Hornfischer deftly captures the essence of the most pivotal naval campaign of the Pacific war.”—San Antonio Express-News The Battle of Guadalcanal has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy’s sacrifice, James D. Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, cruisers, and battleships in the narrow, deadly waters of “Ironbottom Sound.” Here, in stunning cinematic detail, are the seven major naval actions that began in August 1942, a time when the war seemed unwinnable and America fought on a shoestring, with the outcome always in doubt. Working from new interviews with survivors, unpublished eyewitness accounts, and newly available documents, Hornfischer paints a vivid picture of the officers and enlisted men who opposed the Japanese in America’s hour of need. The first major work on this subject in almost two decades, Neptune’s Inferno does what all great battle narratives do: It tells the gripping human stories behind the momentous events and critical decisions that altered the course of history and shaped so many lives. Praise for Neptune’s Inferno “Vivid and engaging . . . extremely readable, comprehensive and thoroughly researched.”—Ronald Spector, The Wall Street Journal “Superlative storytelling . . . the masterwork on the long-neglected topic of World War II’s surface ship combat.”—Richard B. Frank, World War II “The author’s two previous World War II books . . . thrust him into the major leagues of American military history writers. Neptune’s Inferno is solid proof he deserves to be there.”—The Dallas Morning News “Outstanding . . . The author’s narrative gifts and excellent choice of detail give an almost Homeric quality to the men who met on the sea in steel titans.”—Booklist (starred review) “Brilliant . . . a compelling narrative of naval combat . . . simply superb.”—The Washington Times

A Short History of the Royal Navy 1217 to 1688

A Short History of the Royal Navy 1217 to 1688
A Book

by David Hannay

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2020-08-03
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 3752396679
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reproduction of the original: A Short History of the Royal Navy 1217 to 1688 by David Hannay

Hellships Down

Hellships Down
Allied POWs and the Sinking of the Rakuyo Maru and Kachidoki Maru

by Michael Sturma

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2021-03-19
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1476682429
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On 12 September 1944, a wolfpack of U.S. submarines attacked the Japanese convoy HI-72 in the South China Sea. Among the ships sunk were two carrying Allied prisoners of war. Men who had already endured the trials of Japanese captivity faced a renewed struggle for survival at sea. This book tells the broader story of the HI-72 convoy through the stories of two survivors: Arthur Bancroft, who was rescued by an American submarine, and Charles "Rowley" Richards, who was rescued by the Japanese. The story of these men represents the thousands of Allied POWs who suffered not only the atrocious conditions of these Japanese hellships, but also the terror of friendly fire from their own side's submarines. For the first time, the personal, political and legal aftermath of these men's experiences is fully detailed. At its heart, this is a story of survival. Charting the survivors' fates from rescue to their attempts at retribution, this book reveals the trauma that continued long after the war was over.

Prologue

Prologue
The Journal of the National Archives

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Code of Marine Signals ...

American Code of Marine Signals ...
A Book

by Henry J. Rogers

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1855
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Flood Tide

Flood Tide
A Book

by Arthur Eedle

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2008-07-31
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 1409214036
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Battles of the British Navy

Battles of the British Navy
From A.D. 1000 to 1840

by Joseph Allen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1842
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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General Information Series

General Information Series
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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International Code of Signals

International Code of Signals
A Book

by United States. Hydrographic Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1929
  • Pages : 547
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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International Code of Signals, American Edition

International Code of Signals, American Edition
A Book

by United States. Hydrographic Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1923
  • Pages : 556
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Information from Abroad

Information from Abroad
General Information Series

by United States. Office of Naval Intelligence

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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General Information Series ...

General Information Series ...
A Book

by United States. Office of Naval Intelligence

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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International Code of Signals. [U.S.] Hydrographic Office

International Code of Signals. [U.S.] Hydrographic Office
A Book

by Great Britain. Board of Trade,United States. Hydrographic Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1907
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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International Code of Signals

International Code of Signals
A Book

by U.S. Hydrographic Office

  • Publisher : Dalcassian Publishing Company
  • Release : 1909-01-01
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Naval Mutinies

The Naval Mutinies
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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