Placentia CA, United States | Member Since 2013
This book is about German (75%) and British (25%) naval warfare up until the Bismark was sunk. Very little on the Bismark. I wanted to know all about the Bismark. Almost nothing about this book satisfied me in that regard.
I have already re-played the trial (first half) twice. SO AMAZING. That's all I can say. AMAZING.
This is my 6th or 7th book about first couple years of the Pacific War. This one is in top 2 or 3. The author jumps a bit between sides and frequently, for a moment, I am not sure which side he is speaking about until he mentions a ship or a name.
I never knew the extent of Navy's battles. Wow they were horrific. My Uncle in USMC just said "the Navy left us." You were right Uncle Georgie, but they they took an awful beating just like you did. I think I understand better now what happened.
John Toland tells the history of the Japanese rise and fall in amazing detail. I learned a lot. This is my 5th book about Pacific War. Best was Pacific Crucible. This was 2d best. The moment Hirohito met with MacArthur was hauntingly good. Rising Sun takes the time to also be funny! Very welcome.
There are better choices, but this one is ok. I strongly recommend, instead of this one, Pacific Crucible.
My favorite WWII book, second only to The Rise and Fall. I often fear getting into my car to hear the book, wondering what our poor lads will suffer tonight. And the most thoughtful and cogent analysis of area bombing you will EVER hear. I told my WWII POW father to NOT read this book. He will be right back there in the 15th AF flying over Poland and Hungary. Too real. Just awesome.
Falsely advertised as about computer security. 90% of book is about national terrorism, response to 9/11.
I am this close to asking for money back. Book is a collection of old essays, pre-NSA and Snowden, and almost entirely on policy level of safety against terrorism.
Not again, but I had to hear it. My father flew in a B-17 with the 15th.
No characters. The story is of the 15th.
Would like to hear more about the men, and the details of the missions. This was more about the 15th as an organizatoin.
The 8th gets all the pub!
Honest. Eloquent. WINSTON!
It is his perspective.
See the Story of our Time
Yes but not as the first and only. That would be: Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.,
These are his words.
The story and detail was so vivid I felt like a lost my comrades.
The Navy battlefield is a ghost after the battle; it disappears under the sea.
MUCH much better than the book on the Bismark. That one was so bad I got my money back. This one is GREAT.
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