The Fleet at Flood Tide

The Fleet at Flood Tide
Author: James D. Hornfischer
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 034554871X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

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Summary  Analysis   Review of James D  Hornfischer   s The Fleet at Flood Tide by Instaread
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2016-12-13
ISBN: 1683786319
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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
Author: Robert P. Gelzheiser
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN: 1476662649
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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
Author: Jack Friend
Publsiher: Naval Institute Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-08-15
ISBN: 1612513514
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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
Author: Craig L. Symonds
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 770
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190243678
Category: Military operations, Naval
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.

Neptune s Inferno

Neptune s Inferno
Author: James D. Hornfischer
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2011-01-25
ISBN: 0553908073
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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
Author: David Hannay
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-08-03
ISBN: 3752396679
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reproduction of the original: A Short History of the Royal Navy 1217 to 1688 by David Hannay

American Code of Marine Signals

American Code of Marine Signals
Author: Henry J. Rogers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 217
Release: 1855
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Merchant marine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Flood Tide

Flood Tide
Author: Arthur Eedle
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2008-07-31
ISBN: 1409214036
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Battles of the British Navy

Battles of the British Navy
Author: Joseph Allen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1842
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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General Information Series

General Information Series
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Code of Signals U S Hydrographic Office

International Code of Signals   U S   Hydrographic Office
Author: Great Britain. Board of Trade,United States. Hydrographic Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 582
Release: 1907
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Merchant marine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Code of Signals American Edition

International Code of Signals  American Edition
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 556
Release: 1923
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Code of Signals

International Code of Signals
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 547
Release: 1929
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Merchant marine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Information from Abroad

Information from Abroad
Author: United States. Office of Naval Intelligence
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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General Information Series

General Information Series
Author: United States. Office of Naval Intelligence
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors
Author: James D. Hornfischer
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-11-12
ISBN: 030748730X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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“This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.” With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthur’ s vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history. In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U.S. history—and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James D. Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno. Praise for The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors “One of the finest WWII naval action narratives in recent years, this book follows in the footsteps of Flags of Our Fathers. . . . Exalting American sailors and pilots as they richly deserve. . . . Reads like a very good action novel.”—Publishers Weekly “Reads as fresh as tomorrow's headlines. . . . Hornfischer's captivating narrative uses previously classified documents to reconstruct the epic battle and eyewitness accounts to bring the officers and sailors to life.”—Texas Monthly “Hornfischer is a powerful stylist whose explanations are clear as well as memorable. . . . A dire survival-at-sea saga.”—Denver Post “In The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, James Hornfischer drops you right into the middle of this raging battle, with 5-inch guns blazing, torpedoes detonating and Navy fliers dive-bombing. . . . The overall story of the battle is one of American guts, glory and heroic sacrifice.”—Omaha World Herald

International Code of Signals

International Code of Signals
Author: U.S. Hydrographic Office
Publsiher: Dalcassian Publishing Company
Total Pages: 552
Release: 1909-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Merchant marine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Naval Mutinies

The Naval Mutinies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Nautical Magazine

The Nautical Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1851
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Naval art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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