Storm Over Leyte

Storm Over Leyte
Author: John Prados
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-07-05
ISBN: 0698185765
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storm Over Leyte Book Excerpt:

The story of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in World War II—the greatest naval battle in history. As Allied ships prepared for the invasion of the Philippine island of Leyte, every available warship, submarine and airplane was placed on alert while Japanese admiral Kurita Takeo stalked Admiral William F. Halsey’s unwitting American armada. It was the beginning of the epic Battle of Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle in history. In Storm Over Leyte, acclaimed historian John Prados gives readers an unprecedented look at both sides of this titanic naval clash, demonstrating that, despite the Americans’ overwhelming superiority in firepower and supplies, the Japanese achieved their goal, inflicting grave damage on U.S. forces. And for the first time, readers will have access to the naval intelligence reports that influenced key strategic decisions on both sides. Drawing upon a wealth of untapped sources—U.S. and Japanese military records, diaries, declassified intelligence reports and postwar interrogation transcripts—Prados offers up a masterful narrative of naval conflict on an epic scale.

World War II at Sea

World War II at Sea
Author: Craig L. Symonds
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 793
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190243678
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Nimitz at War

Nimitz at War
Author: Craig L. Symonds
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0190062363
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From one of our most distinguished naval historians, the first wartime biography in a half-century of the man who guided America to victory in the Pacific in World War Two The most cataclysmic and consequential war in history produced more than its share of fascinating characters and great leaders. Some have hardened into legend, others fallen below the radar. Somewhere in-between sits Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in Chief of both the Pacific Fleet and the Pacific Ocean Area from 1941 to 1945. Nimitz demanded and received less attention than his Army counterpart, Douglas MacArthur, whose self-promotion was prodigious. He seemed less colorful than some of his subordinates, such as Admiral Bill "Bull" Halsey and General Holland "Howlin' Mad" Smith. Yet Nimitz's was the guiding hand of Allied forces in the Pacific War, and the central figure in the victory against Japan. Craig L. Symonds's full-length portrait of Nimitz, from the precarious early months following Pearl Harbor, when Nimitz assumed command of the Pacific Fleet, to the surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay, is the first in more than fifty years. Using Nimitz's headquarters-the eye of the hurricane-as the vantage point, Symonds covers the major campaigns, from Guadalcanal to Okinawa. He captures Nimitz's calm, discipline, homespun wisdom, and uncanny sense of when to project authority and when to pull back, illuminating how this helped him direct one of the largest and most complex campaigns in military history, fought against an implacable foe. The pressures Nimitz faced were crushing, involving tactical and strategic decision-making, visualizing success while mindful of the welfare of those who served under him-soldiers, sailors, and Marines. He had to corral assertive subordinates and keep them focused on the larger objectives, and maintain a strong working relationship with his own superiors, including the equally formidable Admiral Ernest J. King and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In addition, Nimitz had to deal with the public spectacle of war, managing the expectations of a nation both expecting victory and longing for the carnage to end. In retrospect it seems impossible to imagine anyone else could have accomplished all this. As Symonds' absorbing, dynamic, and authoritative portrait reveals, it took leadership asked of-and exhibited by-few others. Behind Nimitz's unflappable professionalism and reservoirs of charm were a resolve and audacity that became evident when most needed.

Naval History

Naval History
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Naval history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chick Parsons America s Master Spy in the Philippines

Chick Parsons  America s Master Spy in the Philippines
Author: Carlos Quirino
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute

Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute
Author: United States Naval Institute
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Naval art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Annual Report of the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Annual Report of the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Author: Philippines. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1930
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Report of the Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce

Report of the Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce
Author: Philippines. Dept. of Agriculture and Commerce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1931
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Report

Report
Author: Philippines. Bureau of Plant Industry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1930
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Philippine Human Rights Monitor

Philippine Human Rights Monitor
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civil rights
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Water Resources Journal

Water Resources Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hydrology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: Edwin Palmer Hoyt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pearl Harbor Book Excerpt:

Just after daybreak on December 7, 1941, the roar of approaching aircraft shattered the early morning calm of the Hawaiian Islands. Moments later, fighter planes and bombers of the Imperial Japanese Air Force launched a relentless assault against American ships and sailors stationed at Pearl Harbor -- crippling nearly the entire United States Pacific Fleet and plunging a reluctant nation into war. Using the latest up-to-date information and documentation, noted historian Edwin P. Hoyt tells the complete story of Pearl Harbor from a uniquely modern perspective.

Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology

Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Zoology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pelagic Studies of Seabirds in the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean

Pelagic Studies of Seabirds in the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean
Author: Warren B. King
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 277
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Monthly Weather Review

Monthly Weather Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1940
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Meteorology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Disasters Faminies hurricanes typhoons and cyclones

Natural Disasters  Faminies hurricanes  typhoons  and cyclones
Author: Marlene Bradford,Robert S. Carmichael,Tracy Irons-Georges
Publsiher: Salem PressInc
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Disasters Faminies hurricanes typhoons and cyclones Book Excerpt:

Looks at the science behind such natural disasters as avalanches, hail, typhoons, mud and rock slides, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, and discusses prevention and preparations, and rescue and relief efforts.

Report of the Governor General of the Philippine Islands

Report of the Governor General of the Philippine Islands
Author: Philippines. Governor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1932
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philippines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Annual Tropical Cyclone Report

Annual Tropical Cyclone Report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 720
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cyclones
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sunshine of Manila

The Sunshine of Manila
Author: Philippines. Weather Bureau,Miguel Selga
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 290
Release: 1928
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Meteorology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Annual Report of the Governor General Philippine Islands

Annual Report of the Governor General  Philippine Islands
Author: Philippines. Gobernador-General
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1932
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philippines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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