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Miracle At Midway

Author : Gordon W. Prange
ISBN : 9781480489455
Genre : History
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New York Times bestseller: The true story of the WWII naval battle portrayed in the Roland Emmerich film is “something special among war histories” (Chicago Sun-Times). Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japan’s military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for the invasion of Hawaii and beyond. But the US Navy would be waiting for them. Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a significant stroke of luck, the Americans under Adm. Chester W. Nimitz dealt Japan’s navy its first major defeat in the war. Three years of hard fighting remained, but it was at Midway that the tide turned. This “stirring, even suspenseful narrative” is the first book to tell the story of the epic battle from both the American and Japanese sides (Newsday). Miracle at Midway reveals how America won its first and greatest victory of the Pacific war—and how easily it could have been a loss.
Category: History

Miracle At Midway

Author : Charles E. Mercer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081270519
Genre : Midway, Battle of, 1942
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Recreates the naval battle between Japanese and American forces which was the decisive factor in the Pacific theater during World War II.
Category: Midway, Battle of, 1942

Miracle At Midway

Author : Gordon William Prange
ISBN : 0141390999
Genre : Midway, Battle of, 1942
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The Battle of Midway was perhaps the most significant naval battle since Trafalgar. With the infamy of Pearl Harbor still fresh in minds, the men of the US Pacific Fleet waited for the Japanese Imperial Navy at Miday Island. This time the element of surprise had shifted, and the American forces became victors in the battle that marked the turning point of the war in the Pacific.
Category: Midway, Battle of, 1942

Shattered Sword

Author : Jonathan Parshall
ISBN : 9781597973090
Genre : History
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Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange s bestselling "Miracle at Midway," Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, "Shattered Sword" makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. It also corrects the many errors of Mitsuo Fuchida s "Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan," an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted every previous Western account. It thus forces a major, potentially controversial reevaluation of the great battle. The authors examine the battle in detail and effortlessly place it within the context of the Imperial Navy s doctrine and technology. With a foreword by leading WWII naval historian John Lundstrom, "Shattered Sword" will become an indispensable part of any military buff s library. Winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the "Best Book in U.S. Naval History" and cited by "Proceedings" as one of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005."
Category: History

Midway Inquest

Author : Dallas Woodbury Isom
ISBN : UOM:39015068802423
Genre : History
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The definitive account of Midway and the causes for the Japanese defeat.
Category: History

In Bitter Tempest

Author : Stephen D. Regan
ISBN : UOM:39015009120976
Genre : History
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The biography chronicles Fletcher's life as a loyal career naval officer, starting with his childhood as scion of a locally prominent family in Marshalltown, Iowa, and including his attendance at the U.S.
Category: History

Zeiten Wende Zeiten

Author : Horst Haselsteiner
ISBN : UOM:39015043709610
Genre : Europe, Central
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Der ständig bewegenden Frage nach Weichenstellung, nach Änderung, nach Wandel widmet sich dieser Band unter mehrdimensionalem Aspekt. Zeitenwende und Wendezeiten werden in subtilen Detailstudien untersucht. Ostmittel-, Ost- und Südosteuropa stehen im Mittelpunkt der vorgelegten Studien. Sie umfassen ein breites Feld: das Bild des Anderen, das Fremdbild, grundlegende staatsrechtliche Auseinandersetzungen, konfessionelle Aspekte der Veränderung, der Einfluß von Kriegsfolgen auf die agrarische Entwicklung, die Position von Gewerbetreibenden in Revolutionsjahren, der ästhetisch-künstlerische Umbruch an der vorletzten Jahrhundertwende, die geschichtsphilosophisch interpretierte Scheidung zwischen «Osten» und «Westen», das einschneidende Schicksal der politischen Emigration, eine entscheidende militärische Auseinandersetzung im Pazifik im Zweiten Weltkrieg, eine Lebensbildminiatur aus der Doppelmonarchie und die Frage eines militärischen Präventivschlages im «Fall Barbarossa».
Category: Europe, Central

Intelligence And Military Operations

Author : Michael I. Handel
ISBN : 0714640603
Genre : History
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"This collection of essays explores and examines the role of the intelligence in three major wars, and the often uneasy relationship between the military and intelligence communities."--P. 4 of cover.
Category: History

The World At War 1939 1945

Author : William E. Scott
ISBN : PSU:000045800283
Genre : History
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An extraordinarily detailed reference book, The World At War: 1939-1945 offers the reader an in-depth guide to the greatest conflict of the 20th Century. Meticulously researched with over 1,200 identifications and a bibliography of over 4,000 sources, the book examines the people, places, and events that changed our world forever. William Scott spent three years carefully researching and compiling the information for this book. He worked exclusively from military archives and university libraries to produce this one of a kind World War II reference book. Including an easy to follow chronology of events, a list of military and naval abbreviations, and an organizational chart of U.S. Army units, The World At War: 1939-1945 is a must for military historians, academics, history buffs, and veterans.
Category: History


Author : Philip D. Grove
ISBN : UOM:39015060833483
Genre : History
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This turning point of the Pacific Sea War saw the Japanese send 88 ships to attack the island of Midway. This In Focus series title is the first to deal with a major naval action and introduces the series to a broader market of historians, serving officers and students of naval warfare.
Category: History

Power At Sea The Breaking Storm 1919 1945

Author : Lisle A. Rose
ISBN : 0826216943
Genre : History
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"[Volume 1] Traces the social issues, technological advances, and combative encounters of the international naval race from 1890 through WWI, as the largest industrial nations (U.S, Great Britain, Japan, and Germany) scrambled to secure global markets and empire, using their battleship navies as pawns of power politics"--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

The Battle Of Midway

Author : Earle Rice
ISBN : 1560064153
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This book uses diagrams, photographs, and maps to illustrate the Battle of Midway, a great sea battle.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Second Attack On Pearl Harbor

Author : Steve Horn
ISBN : UOM:39015062854503
Genre : History
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He also discusses a Japanese plan to bomb the Panama Canal that was abandoned when the war ended." "Horn's chronicling of these mostly unknown plans and operations adds an important dimension to the historical record."--Jacket.
Category: History

The New Yorker

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007060176
Genre : American wit and humor, Pictorial
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Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Business Week

Author :
ISBN : MINN:31951001329495A
Genre : Business
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Category: Business

History As Rhetoric

Author : Ronald H. Carpenter
ISBN : UOM:39015031710109
Genre : Fiction
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In the realm of the written word, Ronald Carpenter reserves a privileged place for historical writing. He contends that because of its assumed credibility, historical writing holds sway over the present attitudes and future actions of the general public and world leaders. Through extensive primary-source research into the public and private writings of such well-known and widely read American historians as Frederick Jackson Turner, Alfred Thayer Mahan, and Allan Nevins, Carpenter examines what happens to this inherently credible medium when rhetorical prowess helps shape the writing of history. He also evaluates the power that such discourse exercises on the public at large and on individuals empowered with making public policy. Carpenter explicates the roles of style and narrative in enabling the writers of history to persuade through "opinion leadership," a process whereby historical writing authoritatively corroborates what people have learned from other sources. Carpenter portrays several American historians as successful opinion leaders who, at pivotal points in time, persuaded readers with their discourse.
Category: Fiction

Naval History

Author : William B. Cogar
ISBN : UVA:35007004198622
Genre : History
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Category: History