“The examination of this period of the war from the Japanese perspective offers some fascinating insights into how their lack of strategic thinking rendered their operational prowess unsucc
“The Second World Wars may be the penultimate history of World War II.”
“Joseph Whelan does a deft job of blending ground and naval actions with the Japanese accounts of the battle, writing a gripping and timely account in time for the 75th anniversary of the l
“. . . a masterful job of evoking the sweep of this vital piece of naval history in both broad strokes and the telling detail.”
“‘Sea power did not win the war itself: it enabled to war to be won.’ This carefully researched and incisive book certainly makes this case.”
"Delgado writes as high adventure . . . a clear and entertaining narrative but [one that] also makes profound observations on what war on water means."
"Ghost Ships grabs the reader with action from the beginning and keeps the adventure going throughout."
“the book reads almost like a Tom Clancy thriller, with political intrigue, international machinations, and suspense keeping the pages turning even if the reader is already basically famili
In medieval times, uncharted areas on maps were often marked “Here there be dragons,” but there are no records of what dragons may have been encountered, because there were no survivors to tell the
“does an excellent job of placing World War II in the historical context of global conflict . . .”
The advent of the 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack at Pearl Harbor has had at least something to do with the publication of this book.
The American special operations forces known as the Navy SEALs have been garnering considerable attention and headlines in the media and even onscreen in recent years, particularly as a result of o
“a splendid little read that tells the story of America’s Navy with just enough detail and anecdotes to engage . . .”
The early history of submarines is replete with examples of disasters, not terribly surprising given the limitations and newness of the technology.
Modern day society is familiar with the existence, accomplishments, and exploits of America’s Special Operations forces, in particular the warriors known as U.S. Navy SEALs.