Admiral Nimitz: The Commander of the Pacific Ocean Theater by Brayton Harris

By Brayton Harris

Chester Nimitz was once an admiral's Admiral, thought of through many to be the best naval chief of the final century. After the assault on Pearl Harbor, Nimitz assembled the forces, chosen the leaders, and - as commander of all U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces within the Pacific Ocean - led the cost one island at a time, one conflict at a time, towards victory. a super strategist, he astounded contemporaries by means of reaching army victories opposed to very good odds, outpacing extra flamboyant luminaries like common Douglas MacArthur and Admiral "Bull" Halsey. And he was once there to simply accept, on behalf of the U.S., the hand over of the japanese aboard the battleship USS Missouri in August 1945. during this first biography in over 3 a long time, Brayton Harris makes use of long-overlooked documents and lately declassified files to deliver to lifestyles one among America's maximum wartime heroes.

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