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4.9 out of 5 stars
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4.9 out of 5 stars

on 27 April 2017
Found it very informative, description of actions eye opening, changed my attitude against American planning. None of the major powers were ready to compete with such a ferocious enemy. In fact their planning was far superior. Thankfully not every Japanese commander was willing to die for the empire. Book was exceptionally researched.
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on 21 March 2017
Extremely well written and infills with much detail around the pure histories e.g. Morison. What it really does is bring out just how tough it was to be a sailor in battle, and how much damage is done by shellfire etc. Generally speaking you were not much better protected on a warship than you were during the Nelsonic era. It shows just how raw the US navy was at this stage of the war from command to swabbie. It is a great pity that it does not cover the other battles in and around the Solomons such as Kolombangara and Empress Augusta Bay. These are not covered in the next volume either, nor is Tarawa. (The Fleet at Full Tide)
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on 2 April 2017
I read a lot of military history. Often, you can tell it is written by someone who can criticise without knowing what the pressure of warfare is like. Not this book. Detailed, well researched and easy to read. It states facts and draws conclusions without the usual "he should have done...." nonsense you often get. Excellent.
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on 2 May 2017
A really good read that puts events in context.

Not to be missed by anyone wishing to learn more of the conduct and execution of battle by those brave men who defended the free world.
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on 14 June 2017
Incredible detail of the most important naval campaign in the pacific war
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on 3 April 2017
Really good book. Tells us a lot and there are first hand accounts included.
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on 7 March 2017
No film or TV documentary can match this book.
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on 3 April 2017
have read it once , going to read again and again. As it bring s out the fulll battle
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on 19 April 2017
Great insight to the war in the Pacific I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the Pacific war.
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on 13 April 2017
An interesting and engaging account about a battle (or more aptly series of battles) which I knew almost nothing about. An excellent read.
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