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The admirals : Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--the five-star admirals who won the war at sea / Walter R. Borneman.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780316097840
  • ISBN: 0316097845
  • Description: ix, 559 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.

Available copies

  • 4 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction E 746 B59 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 359.0092/Borneman (Text to phone) Checked out 11/18/2014
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 940.5426 BORNEMAN 2012 (Text to phone) In transit -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction NEW E 746 .B59 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 359/BORNEMAN (Text to phone) Available -
Swampscott Thomson Room 359.009 B (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 359.0092 Borneman (Text to phone) Checked out 11/04/2014

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: List of Maps -- Prologue: The Banks of the Severn -- Saturday, December 6, 1941 -- pt. 1. Sailors, 1897-1918 -- Leahy, "The Judge," Annapolis, Class of 1897 -- King, "Rey," Annapolis, Class of 1901 -- Halsey, "Pudge," Annapolis, Class of 1904 -- Nimitz, "Nim-i-tiz," Annapolis, Class of 1905 -- First Commands -- Dress Rehearsal -- pt. 2. Ships, 1918-1941 -- Battleships -- Submarines -- Aircraft Carriers -- First Stars -- Projecting Power -- At War All But in Name -- pt. 3. Admirals, 1941-1945 -- Searching for Scapegoats and Heroes -- Spread Thin -- Deciding the Course -- Fighting the Japanese and MacArthur -- From Casablanca to Teheran -- Take Care, My Boy -- Driving It Home -- The Crippling Blow -- Halsey's Luck -- Two Typhoons and Five Stars -- Interim President -- Toward Tokyo Bay -- Measures of Men -- Appendix A: Comparative Ranks of Commissioned Officers in U.S. Military Services -- Appendix B: World War II-era General Protocols for Naming U.S. Navy Ships -- Appendix C: Comparative Tonnages and Armaments of Selected Ships -- Appendix D: Chiefs of Naval Operations, 1915 to 1947 -- Appendix E: Commanders-in-Chief, U.S. Fleet, 1922 to 1945 -- Appendix F: World War II-era U.S. Battleships -- Appendix G: World War II-era U.S. Aircraft Carriers -- Appendix H: Ships Named for the Fleet Admirals -- Appendix I: Major World War II Conferences and Operations with Code Names.
Summary: A unique collective biography of the four men who "with a combination of nimble counsel, exasperating ego, studied patience, and street-fighter tactics" shaped the modern U.S. Navy to win WWII at sea.

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