Brian Troxell does a fantastic job narrating the book. This was my first time listening to an audible book and was a memorable one. I'm hooked.
As a 36 year Navy Veteran, I knew of Admiral William D. Leahy but not much about him. This book will go a long way in helping aquaint this important but little known Naval and National leader to Americans who read or listen to this book.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in World War II History. There are thousands of books about battles in the war, and fewer still about the great military leaders and their interaction in the War. Most are biographies about the leaders themselves. This one is in a class of its own giving not only short biographies of each of our Nations only Fleet Admirals, but their leadership styles and interaction during the crucial war years and their roles in building today's modern United States Navy.
The leaders, from Carl Spatz and Ira Eaker, to the Wing and Squadron Commanders and pilots in the planes.
Jimmy Dolittle. While most familiar with his name will recall his Tokyo Raid, this book covers his involvement in the European Air War.
The discussions of the POW camps in Germany, and the "holding" camps for those who ended up in Switzerland. This was an aspect of the book that was unexpected, that made this a more complete history.
This book is a great one-stop source for anyone interested in the History of Daylight Strategic Bombing in Europe.
I have both the Audio and Kindle Versions. I would not say the audio is better, but it compliments the Kindle print version, and the printed version complements the audio version. As a working professional, I don't have the time to dedicate to doing the amount of reading I would like. Having the audio edition is definitely more convenient because I can listen to the book during my commute. When I could read I did, in particular those areas of the book I liked most I read again on my Kindle. They are great together.
Scott Brick is always great. He is very easy to listen to. His outstanding performance in this book is what lead me to also listen to Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton, also read by Scott Brick.
This is a great book. It truly brought George Washington to life. I really felt like I knew the man. Ron Chernow does a fantastic job of characterizing his contant battle to keep his emotions and anger in check (except in rare instances). In particular, I liked Chernow's style of using Washington's writing to tell the story from Washington's perspective. In terms of our Nation's History, this book is a great stepping off point for McCullough's book John Adams.
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