Storm Over Leyte

Storm Over Leyte by John Prados

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✏Book Title : Storm Over Leyte
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✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2016-07-05
✏Pages : 400 pages
✏ISBN : 9780698185760
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✏Storm Over Leyte Book Summary : 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.

📒Storm Over Leyte ✍ John Prados

Storm Over Leyte PDF
✏Book Title : Storm Over Leyte
✏Author : John Prados
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2016-07-05
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9780698185760
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Storm Over Leyte Book Summary : 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.

📒Sea Of Thunder ✍ Evan Thomas

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✏Book Title : Sea of Thunder
✏Author : Evan Thomas
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2007-11-06
✏Pages : 432
✏ISBN : 9780743252225
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Sea of Thunder Book Summary : A suspenseful account of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944 is told through the commands of four naval leaders, including two American commanders and two Japanese admirals, and offers insight into how the war reflected profound cultural differences. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

📒Afternoon Of The Rising Sun ✍ Kenneth I. Friedman

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✏Book Title : Afternoon of the Rising Sun
✏Author : Kenneth I. Friedman
✏Publisher : Presidio Press
✏Release Date : 2001
✏Pages : 414
✏ISBN : UOM:39015054116911
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Afternoon of the Rising Sun Book Summary : The author skillfully recreates the largest naval battle in world history--the fateful contest over the Phillipines fought in Leyte Gulf in October 1944 that involved more than 250 ships.

📒Islands Of Destiny ✍ John Prados

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✏Book Title : Islands of Destiny
✏Author : John Prados
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2012-10-02
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 9781101601952
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Islands of Destiny Book Summary : The Battle of Midway is traditionally held as the point when Allied forces gained advantage over the Japanese. In Islands of Destiny, acclaimed historian and military intelligence expert John Prados points out that the Japanese forces quickly regained strength after Midway and continued their assault undaunted. Taking this surprising fact as the start of his inquiry, he began to investigate how and when the Pacific tide turned in the Allies’ favor. Using archives of WWII intelligence reports from both sides, Prados offers up a compelling reassessment of the true turning in the Pacific: not Midway, but the fight for the Solomon Islands. Combat in the Solomons saw a series of surface naval battles, including one of the key battleship-versus-battleship actions of the war; two major carrier actions; daily air duels, including the aerial ambush in which perished the famous Japanese naval commander Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku; and many other hair-raising exploits. Commencing with the Allied invasion of Guadalcanal, Prados shows how and why the Allies beat Japan on the sea, in the air, and in the jungles.

📒World War Ii At Sea ✍ Craig L. Symonds

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✏Book Title : World War II at Sea
✏Author : Craig L. Symonds
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2018-04-02
✏Pages : 720
✏ISBN : 9780190243692
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏World War II at Sea Book Summary : 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 has established himself as one of the finest naval historians at work today. World War II at Sea represents his crowning achievement: a complete narrative of the naval war and all of its belligerents, on all of the world's oceans and seas, between 1939 and 1945. Opening with the 1930 London Conference, Symonds shows how any limitations on naval warfare would become irrelevant before the decade was up, as Europe erupted into conflict once more and its navies were brought to bear against each other. World War II at Sea offers a global perspective, focusing on the major engagements and personalities and revealing both their scale and their interconnection: the U-boat attack on Scapa Flow and the Battle of the Atlantic; the "miracle" evacuation from Dunkirk and the pitched battles for control of Norway fjords; Mussolini's Regia Marina-at the start of the war the fourth-largest navy in the world-and the dominance of the Kidö Butai and Japanese naval power in the Pacific; Pearl Harbor then Midway; the struggles of the Russian Navy and the scuttling of the French Fleet in Toulon in 1942; the landings in North Africa and then Normandy. Here as well are the notable naval leaders-FDR and Churchill, both self-proclaimed "Navy men," Karl Dönitz, François Darlan, Ernest King, Isoroku Yamamoto, Erich Raeder, Inigo Campioni, Louis Mountbatten, William Halsey, as well as the hundreds of thousands of seamen and officers of all nationalities whose live were imperiled and lost during the greatest naval conflicts in history, from small-scale assaults and amphibious operations to the largest armadas ever assembled. Many have argued that World War II was dominated by naval operations; few have shown and how and why this was the case. Symonds combines precision with story-telling verve, expertly illuminating not only the mechanics of large-scale warfare on (and below) the sea but offering wisdom into the nature of the war itself.

📒Normandy Crucible ✍ John Prados

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✏Book Title : Normandy Crucible
✏Author : John Prados
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2011-07-05
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9781101516614
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Normandy Crucible Book Summary : A military intelligence expert examines the most formative battle of World War II. The Battle of Normandy was the greatest offensive campaign the world had ever seen. Millions of soldiers battling for control of Europe were thrust onto the front lines of a massive war unlike any experienced in history. But the greatest of clashes would prove to be the crucible in which the outcome of World War II would be decided. Author John Prados tells the story of how and why the tactics and battle plans of Normandy proved so formative, and reconstructs the climactic Allied Normandy breakout from both sides of the battle lines.

📒The Battle For Leyte Gulf ✍ C. Vann Woodward

The Battle For Leyte Gulf PDF
✏Book Title : The Battle for Leyte Gulf
✏Author : C. Vann Woodward
✏Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
✏Release Date : 2007-11-17
✏Pages : 223
✏ISBN : 9781602391949
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Battle for Leyte Gulf Book Summary : Pulitzer-Prize-winner and bestselling author C. Vann Woodward recreates the gripping account of the battle for Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle of World War II and the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas. For the Japanese, it represented their supreme effort; they committed to action virtually every operational fighting ship on the lists of the Imperial Navy, including two powerful new battleships of the Yamato class. It also ended in their greatest defeat—and a tremendous victory for the United States Navy. Features a new introduction by Evan Thomas, author of Sea of Thunder.

📒Leyte 1944 ✍ Nathan N. Prefer

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✏Book Title : Leyte 1944
✏Author : Nathan N. Prefer
✏Publisher : Casemate
✏Release Date : 2012-12-07
✏Pages : 425
✏ISBN : 9781612001562
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Leyte 1944 Book Summary : The decisive battle in Gen. MacArthur’s reclaiming of the Philippines in WWII is told in vivid, on-the-ground detail in this “definitive account” (WWII History Magazine). When Gen. Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines in 1942 to organize a new American army, he vowed, “I shall return!” More than two years later, he did return, retaking the Philippines from the Japanese. The site of his reinvasion was the central Philippine island of Leyte. The Japanese high command decided to make Leyte the “decisive battle” for the western Pacific and rushed crack Imperial Army units from Manchuria, Korea, and Japan to overwhelm the Americans. The Americans in turn rushed in reinforcements. This unique battle also saw a counteroffensive designed to push the Americans off the island and capture the elusive Gen. MacArthur. Both American and Japanese battalions spent days surrounded by the enemy, often until relieved or overwhelmed. Leyte was a three-dimensional battle, fought with the best both sides had to offer, and did indeed decide the fate of the Philippines in World War II.

📒Battle Of Surigao Strait ✍ Anthony P. Tully

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✏Book Title : Battle of Surigao Strait
✏Author : Anthony P. Tully
✏Publisher : Indiana University Press
✏Release Date : 2009-04-14
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 9780253002822
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Battle of Surigao Strait Book Summary : “[Tully] paints Admiral Nishimura's high-speed run into history with an entirely fresh palette of detail.” —James D. Hornfischer, New York Times–bestselling author of Neptune’s Inferno Surigao Strait in the Philippine Islands was the scene of a major battleship duel during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Because the battle was fought at night and had few survivors on the Japanese side, the events of that naval engagement have been passed down in garbled accounts. Anthony P. Tully pulls together all of the existing documentary material, including newly discovered accounts and a careful analysis of US Navy action reports, to create a new and more detailed description of the action. In several respects, Tully's narrative differs radically from the received versions and represents an important historical corrective. Also included in the book are a number of previously unpublished photographs and charts that bring a fresh perspective to the battle. “By giving a fuller view of the Japanese side, Tully's work forces a substantial revision of the traditional picture of the battle. Battle of Surigao Strait is not only military history based on scrupulous use of a plethora of new source materials, but is a spanking good read. Highly recommended.” —War in History “Tully has managed to trace the complicated flow of and reason for events on the nights of 24-25 October with a skill and aplomb that forces one to reconsider previously held views.” —Naval History

📒A Call To Colors ✍ John Gobbell

A Call To Colors PDF
✏Book Title : A Call to Colors
✏Author : John Gobbell
✏Publisher : Presidio Press
✏Release Date : 2009-03-12
✏Pages : 512
✏ISBN : 9780307494306
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏A Call to Colors Book Summary : “Wonderful . . . a rousing dramatization of history’s greatest sea battle.” –James D. Hornfischer, author of The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors “I shall return” is General Douglas MacArthur’s promise to the Filipinos. It will take 165,000 troops and 700 ships in the bloody battle of Leyte Gulf to do it. Among them is the destroyer USS Matthew and her skipper, Commander Mike Donovan, a veteran haunted by earlier savage battles. What Donovan doesn’t know is that Vice Admiral Takao Kurita of Japan has laid an ingenious trap as the Matthew heads for the treacherous waters of Leyte Gulf. But Donovan faces something even deadlier than Kurita’s battleships: Explosives secretly slipped on board American ships by saboteurs are set to detonate at any time. Now the Matthew’s survival hinges on the ability of Donovan and his men to dismantle a bomb in the midst of the panic and the chaos of history’s greatest naval battle. “Gobbell’s sea tales . . . will have you looking up your nearest Navy recruiter.” –W.E.B. Griffin “[John Gobbell is] a first-rate storyteller.” –Stephen Coonts From the Paperback edition.