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Description - America'S Fighting Admirals by William Tuohy

American naval actions of World War II comprise the most widespread, complex, and dramatic battles in the history of sea warfare. The fighting took place over vast distances in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as in the constricted spaces of the Mediterranean and Solomon seas. Each of the major actions had an admiral, the commander in charge, who led the battle. In combat, the abilities and determination of these commanders at sea were put to the most severe test.Americas Fighting Admirals describes the course of U.S. sea action in World War II. It examines the skills, strengths, weaknesses and personalities of the American admirals who fought the battles at sea. It examines the effect that stress, tension, and responsibility have on commanders making vital decisions in the red-hot crucible of battle. And it reveals the changing nature of the responsibilities of flag officers as the war progressed and became enormously complex.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760329856
ISBN-10: 0760329850
Format: Hardback
(159mm x 235mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Zenith Press
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Publish Date: 1-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Tuohy

William Tuohy served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific in 194546. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1968 for his Vietnam War reporting in the Los Angeles Times. As a journalist, Tuohy covered the conflicts in the Middle East, Central America, Northern Ireland, and the Gulf, as well as covering the fall of Saigon in 1975 and the Berlin Wall in 1989. He is the author of Dangerous Company: Inside the Worlds Hottest Trouble Spots with a Pulitzer Prizewinning War Correspondent and The Bravest Man: Richard O'Kane and the Amazing Submarine Adventures of the USS Tang. Mr. Tuohy lives near Los Angeles.