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Author Thomas, Evan, 1951-

Title Sea of thunder : four commanders and the last great naval campaign, 1941-1945 / Evan Thomas.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    940.5426 THO    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    940.54 THO    DUE 09-19-20
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    940.54 THO    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    940.54 THO    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    940.54 THO    Available
Description 415 p. : ill., plans ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-402) and index.
Summary Journalist and historian Thomas writes with a knowing feel for the clash of cultures as he follows four men through the naval war of 1941-1945 in the South Pacific: Admiral William ("Bull") Halsey, the macho, gallant, racist American fleet commander; Admiral Takeo Kurita, the Japanese battleship commander charged with making what was, in essence, a suicidal fleet attack against the American invasion of the Philippines; Admiral Matome Ugaki, a self-styled samurai who was the commander of all kamikazes and himself the last kamikaze of the war; and Commander Ernest Evans, a Cherokee Indian and Annapolis graduate who led his destroyer on the last great charge in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the biggest naval battle ever fought. From new documents and interviews with American and Japanese veterans, Thomas was able to piece together and answer mysteries about the battle that have puzzled historians for decades.--From publisher description.
Subject United States. Navy -- History -- World War, 1939-1945
Japan. Kaigun -- History -- World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaign -- Pacific Ocean.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, Japanese.
ISBN 0743252217
9780743252218 : $27.00

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