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Dr. Roger J. Pentzien

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Omaha, NE USA | Member Since 2006

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  • The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Walter Borneman
    • Narrated By Brian Troxell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. Navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. In The Admirals, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time.

    Andy says: "war wasn't simpler 75 years ago"
    "THE ADMIRALS: A Magnificent Study"
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    If you could sum up The Admirals in three words, what would they be?

    An Essay in Leadership, Powerful, Inspiring


    What other book might you compare The Admirals to and why?

    The Admirals provides a narrative of the evolution of the United States Navy and the growth of the United States Naval Academy, one of the finest educational institutions in the world. Graduates of the early classes of Annapolis showed genius as engineers, strategists, leaders of men who showed diversity of character from the quiet to the boisterous and from the politically savvy to the epitome of self sacrifice beyond reproach. The book explores the inner workings of the US military, placing in bold relief service rivalry between army and navy, but with the beginning of a "jointness" that is vital for success as much today as during the times of World War II when the US faced a tremendous challenge. The book is historical and biographical comparable to any of the great classics.


    Which character – as performed by Brian Troxell – was your favorite?

    The Admirals examines the characters in the title, exemplifying how from diversity comes strength.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Indeed, a book which was difficult to put down. Rarely does historical biography have such a strong pull, which puts The Admirals into a special category.

    ROGER JAY PENTZIEN, M.D.
    CAPT MC USN (Ret)


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