What a great book! I can't really add more to the reviews already given, but I would encourage you to listen to it, and perhaps better know and understand the men from both sides, who fought during this time in our history.
This is an excellent view of the Pacific campaign in WWII seen through the eyes of a few of its participants, American and Japanese. Most interesting is the personal insights and the decision making on the part of Japanese command and staff officers from the start of the war through the inevitable conclusion. The narration is perfect. Thomas did a fine job of putting a real face on the commanders of the naval forces. I enjoyed the book.
This is a terrific book. A wonderful history of the naval war in the Pacific, interestingly told from both sides. The writing is first rate and the reader is excellent, Highly recommended!
This audio book is a must for any history buffs. Its a well written book describing the pacific naval warfare in WW II from both the american and japanese prospectives. Evan Thomas has done a wonderful job of research and brings it all together. He describes the major players such as Halsey, Kinkaid, Fletcher and Ghormley. He balances it off by giving equal time to the japanese admirals such as Yamamoto and Nagumo. This is an excellent addition to the history archives.
Evan Thomas is assistant managing editor of "Newsweek". He has won a National Magazine Award and taught writing at Harvard and Princeton. He has written seven books, including "New York Times" bestselling "John Paul Jones".