9780743252225

Sea of Thunder : Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945

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  • ISBN13:

    9780743252225

  • ISBN10:

    0743252225

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/6/2007
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Summary

Sea of Thunderis a taut, fast-paced, suspenseful narrative of the Pacific War that culminates in the battle of Leyte Gulf, the greatest naval battle ever fought. Told from both the American and Japanese sides, through the eyes of commanders and sailors of both navies, Thomas's history adds an important new dimension to our understanding of World War II.Drawing on oral histories, diaries, correspondence, postwar testimony from both American and Japanese participants, and interviews with survivors, Thomas provides an account not only of the great sea battle and Pacific naval war, but of the contrasting cultures pitted against each other.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Culture, Character, and the Loneliness of Commandp. 1
Doubting Supermenp. 7
Damn the Torpedoesp. 55
Long John Sliver and Confuciusp. 61
Pop Goes the Weaselp. 81
The Department of Dirty Tricksp. 99
The Shattered Gemp. 129
Big Blue Fleetp. 151
Sho-Gop. 173
A Fatal Misunderstandingp. 195
Ships in the Nightp. 217
Surprise at Dawnp. 237
They Were Expendablep. 257
The World Wondersp. 285
The Mysterious Telegramp. 507
The Last Kamikazep. 525
Epilogue: Why They Foughtp. 345
Acknowledgmentsp. 357
Notesp. 561
Bibliographyp. 391
Indexp. 403
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