Sea of Thunder Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945

ISBN-10: 0743252225

ISBN-13: 9780743252225

Edition: N/A

Authors: Evan Thomas

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Sea of Thunderis a taut, fast-paced, suspenseful narrative of the Pacific War that culminates in the battle of Leyte Gulf, the greatest naval battle ever fought. Told from both the American and Japanese sides, through the eyes of commanders and sailors of both navies, Thomas's history adds an important new dimension to our understanding of World War II. Drawing on oral histories, diaries, correspondence, postwar testimony from both American and Japanese participants, and interviews with survivors, Thomas provides an account not only of the great sea battle and Pacific naval war, but of the contrasting cultures pitted against each other.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

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.

Prologue: Culture, Character, and the Loneliness of Command
Doubting Supermen
Damn the Torpedoes
Long John Sliver and Confucius
Pop Goes the Weasel
The Department of Dirty Tricks
The Shattered Gem
Big Blue Fleet
Sho-Go
A Fatal Misunderstanding
Ships in the Night
Surprise at Dawn
They Were Expendable
The World Wonders
The Mysterious Telegram
The Last Kamikaze
Epilogue: Why They Fought
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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