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Miracle at Midway | [Gordon Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon]

Miracle at Midway

Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japan's military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for the invasion of Hawaii and beyond. The United States Navy would be waiting for them. Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a huge stroke of luck, the Americans under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz dealt the Japanese navy its first major defeat of the war.
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The inside story of the historic battle that turned the tide in the war for the Pacific

Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japan's military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for the invasion of Hawaii and beyond. The United States Navy would be waiting for them.

Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a huge stroke of luck, the Americans under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz dealt the Japanese navy its first major defeat of the war. Three years of hard fighting remained, but it was at Midway that the tide turned. This vivid, in-depth bestseller is the first book to tell the story of the epic battle from both the American and Japanese sides.

In Miracle at Midway, Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon show how America won its first and greatest victory of the Pacific war - and how easily it could have been a defeat.

©1982 Prange Enterprises, Inc., (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Listen to the "Sample" before purchasing this book - I didn't. With over 200 books in my Audible library, this is the first title I just couldn't enjoy because of a narrator. Mr. Holland's inflections did not follow either the story or the punctuation. That made it difficult to follow the story because I was constantly rethinking what I'd heard. I'll probably order the Kindle version since as a history buff, I find the battle of Midway very interesting.

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    Don 12-03-14
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    What did you like best about Miracle at Midway? What did you like least?

    I liked the story from the Japanese side.
    I didn't like the amount of irrelevant detail. I didn't care about what time a garbage scow left the dock at Pearl Harbor. I didn't care about the serial number of every Japanese submarine in the plot.


    What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make it flow more like the story it is rather than what seems like a statistical academic report.


    What three words best describe Dennis Holland’s voice?

    Drones with no emphasis or emotion.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Only if the story were better presented.


    Any additional comments?

    I just finished "The Rising Sun" about Japan from 1936 to 1945. Very well presented. It's what made me purchase Midway. I will wade through it but I'm disappointed.

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    Eric Miller Tempe, AZ United States 11-01-14
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Miracle at Midway to be better than the print version?

    I truly enjoyed this listen. Learned so much that I didn't know. The best part was the analysis of what went right and what went wrong.


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