Battle for Leyte Gulf The Incredible Story of World War II's Largest Naval Battle

ISBN-10: 1602391947
ISBN-13: 9781602391949
Edition: 2007
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Description: Pulitzer-Prize-winner and bestselling author C. Vann Woodward recreates the gripping account of the battle for Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle of World War II and the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas. For the Japanese, it  More...

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List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Pulitzer-Prize-winner and bestselling author C. Vann Woodward recreates the gripping account of the battle for Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle of World War II and the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas. For the Japanese, it represented their supreme effort; they committed to action virtually every operational fighting ship on the lists of the Imperial Navy, including two powerful new battleships of the Yamato class. It also ended in their greatest defeat—and a tremendous victory for the United States Navy. Features a new introduction by Evan Thomas, author ofSeaof Thunder.

One of the world's most distinguished historians, C. Vann Woodward was born in Vanndale, Arkansas, and educated at Emory University and the University of North Carolina, where he received his Ph.D. in 1937. After teaching at Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Florida, and Scripps College for a time, in 1946 he joined the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University, where he began producing the many young Ph.D.s who have followed him into the profession. In 1961 he became Sterling Professor at Yale University, where he remains today as emeritus professor. He has been the Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities, Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University, and Commonwealth Lecturer at the University of London. Past president of all the major historical associations, he holds the Gold Medal of the National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and is a member of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society. His honors also include a Bancroft Prize for Origins of the New South, 1876--1913 (1951) and a 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Mary Chesnut's Civil War (1981). A premier historian of the American South and of race relations in the United States, Woodward studies the South in a way that sheds light on the human condition everywhere. In recent years he has turned his attention increasingly to comparative history.

Newsweek Editor-at-LargeEvan Thomashas written more than a hundred cover stories. His other books include a biography of Robert Kennedy and, most recently, theNew York TimesbestsellerSea of Thunder. The reporters on the election project team areEleanor Clift, one of Washington’s best-known political reporters and a regular on The McLaughlin Group, Washington correspondentDarren Briscoe,Mike Hastings,Nick Summers, andKatie Connolly.

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