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Iain

Clinton, CT, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Halsey's Typhoon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    December 1944, the Pacific Theater. General Douglas MacArthur has vowed to return to the Philippines. He will need the help of Admiral William "Bull" Halsey's Pacific Fleet. But at the height of the invasion, Halsey's ships are blindsided by a typhoon of unprecedented strength and scope. Battleships are tossed like toys, fighter planes are blown off carriers, destroyers are capsized, and hundreds of sailors are swept into the roiling, shark-infested sea.

    M. Taussig says: "Weather and Naval History Masterpiece"
    "A Gripping Maritime Narrative"
    Overall

    This is one of those books I always wanted to read and finally made the effort. This was not only an outstanding history of Halsey's fleet battling through this storm, it was an excellent audio recording, very engaging and clear. I really enjoyed this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Joseph H. Alexander
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (34)

    On November 20, 1943, in the first trial by fire of America’s fledgling amphibious assault doctrine, 5,000 men stormed the beaches of Tarawa, a seemingly invincible Japanese island fortress barely the size of the 300-acre Pentagon parking lots. Before the first day ended, one-third of the marines who had crossed Tarawa’s deadly reef under murderous fire were killed, wounded, or missing. In three days of fighting, four Americans would win the Medal of Honor and six thousand combatants would die.

    Iain says: "The Definitive Battle History of Tarawa"
    "The Definitive Battle History of Tarawa"
    Overall

    Col. Alexander's "Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa" is the definitive battle history of this epic event. It is my understanding that he worked closely with historian Richard B. Frank and was able to tap into newly translated official Japanese war histories to uncover the Japanese side of the story. He also drew upon numerous interviews with veteran participants including war correspondent Robert Sherrod who landed with the Marines. Alexander's work is one of the finest battle histories I have ever read. Expertly narrated, I highly recommend this title to anyone interested in WW2 history.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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