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Immaculate research and compelling narration,
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This review is from: Battle of Surigao Strait (Twentieth-Century Battles) (Hardcover)
Not only does Tully bring a relatively obscure battle into sharp focus, he adjusts the received wisdom about the battle through meticulous research and wonderful use of primary sources. In Tully's account, the one-sided encounter at Surigao Strait moves from being a side show to a main event. I have been reading naval history for years, but the first-hand description of a survivor's panic as the hull of the antiquated Japanese behemoth Fuso finally heels over will stay with me for a long time.
I approached this books a little cautiously, wondering if Tully could match the heights he attained with Jonathan Parshall in Shattered Sword. He could. Shattered Sword: The Japanese Story of the Battle of Midway