Miracle at Midway

ISBN-10: 0140068147

ISBN-13: 9780140068146

Edition: 1984

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Here is the definitive history of the battle of Midway, an American victory that marked the turning point of the war in the Pacific during World War II. Told with the same stylistic flair and attention to detail as the bestselling At Dawn We Slept, Miracle at Midwaybrings together eyewitness accounts from the men who commanded and fought on both sides. The sweeping narrative takes readers into the thick of the action and shows exactly how American strategies and decisions led to the triumphant victory that paved the way for the defeat of Japan. "A stirring, even suspenseful narrative . . . The clearest and most complete account so far." (Newsday) "Something special among war histories . . . No other gives both sides of the battle in as detailed and telling a manner."(Chicago Sun-Times) "A gripping and convincing account." (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/17/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Donald M. Goldstein is Professor of Asian Studies (University Center for International Studies) and Eastern European Studies as well as Public and International Affairs at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh and is a Member of Ridgway Center. His teaching and research areas include history, public administration, political science, arms control, national interest and national security, theory and practice of international affairs, foreign policy process, international relations, administrative theory. He has taught at the Air Force Academy, the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, the University of Tampa, Troy State University and the University of Pittsburgh. In 2002, he was awarded the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Pittsburgh.

Introduction
Preface
Key Personnel
"A Breath of Fresh Air"
"We Should Occupy Midway"
"A Shiver over Japan"
"One Touch of an Armored Sleeve"
"The Expected and Constant Threat"
"Required to Aim at Two Hares"
"There Was No Rest"
"Can You Hold Midway?"
"An Admiral's Admiral"
"The Moment of Fulfillment"
"The Principle of Calculated Risk"
"On a Major Mission"
"Constant Vigilance Has to Be Maintained"
"Not the Least Doubt About a Victory"
"The Clock Was Running Ever Faster"
"In High Spirits and Full of Confidence"
"Take Off for Attack!"
"Extra Luck Riding with Us"
"Even the Midst of the Pacific Is Small"
"This Was to Be the Day of Days"
"Hawks at Angels Twelve"
"There Is Need for a Second Attack"
"A Complete Failure"
"There They Are!"
"The Japanese Were Not As Yet Checked"
"What the Hell Is Headquarters Doing?"
"At Last They Have Come"
"They Were Almost Wiped Out"
"A Burning Hell"
"A Calamity Like This"
"We, with Hiryu Alone"
"Determined to Sink an Enemy Ship"
"Don't Let Another Day Like This Come to Us Again!"
"There Is No Hope"
"I Will Apologize to the Emperor"
"Why Should I Not Sleep Soundly?"
"I Trembled with Great Sorrow"
"A Sober and Sickening Sight"
"Midway to Our Objective"
Analysis-Japan: "A Mass of Chaos"
Analysis-United States: Brilliance "Shot with Luck"
The Meaning of Midway-Forty Years Later
Appendix
Notes
Abbreviations
Order of Battle
Chronology
Selected Bibliography
Index
List of Illustrations
The Pacific Theater, 1941-1942
Midway Islands, June 1942
Battle of Midway, Air Searches, Midway Area
Secret Phase I
Secret Phase II
Air attack group track chart
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