The Admirals tells the story of how history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power.
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. Drawing upon journals, ship logs, and other primary sources, he brings an incredible historical moment to life, showing us how the four admirals revolutionized naval warfare forever with submarines and aircraft carriers, and how these men - who were both friends and rivals - worked together to ensure that the Axis fleets lay destroyed on the ocean floor at the end of World War II.
©2012 Walter R. Borneman (P)2012 Hachette
A fascinating story about the broad scope of the US Navy and it leadership during WWII
The discussion on how technology has changed the Navy throughout the lives of the four Admirals
An easy to listen to voice that is engaging and made the narrative easy to listen to.
The wonderful story that it told. I had no idea the influence of Leahy on WW2 policy and his role in the FDR presidency.
Leahy, by far.
Excepting the mispronunciation of several place names, a good history, compellingly written and compellingly told. I presume the age of both the performer and the 'director' directly impact pronunciation of unfamiliar names. Buy it anyway. Well done.
A fascinating listen. I was initially intimidated by the stated length of this title, but was disappointed that there was not another (or twenty more) chapters when it ended.
Good narration, except that there were lots of proper Japanese names butchered.
I would recommend this to anyone interested in bios and history.
Great book that helped me understand how critical naval power was to the success of the Allies in WWII. Loved to hear how these three leaders grew into their roles and I have new respect for all of them--especially Admiral Nimitz. Good description of key battles but there seemed to be too much emphasis on issues with the performance of Halsey--and too little talk of the Battle of the Atlantic against the Axis.
Brings to life the giants of the Pacific war -- Nimitz, Halsey, King, Leahy -- and their interactions with Roosevelt and MacArthur. Nothing startling here, but a good listen and worth the time. Well read.
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