Shattered Sword

Shattered Sword The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781574889246
Publisher: Potomac Books
Imprint: Potomac Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.5426699
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 612
Weight: 1360g
Height: 262mm
Width: 172mm
Spine width: 40mm