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The Battle Of Midway by Stephanie White

Title The Battle of Midway
Author Stephanie White
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date 2007-01-15
Category History
Total Pages 48
ISBN 140420783X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In comic book format, describes the battle, including U.S. and Japanese strategy, early Japanese confidence, and the ultimate American victory that ended the Japanese offensive and presaged the country's ultimate defeat.

The Battle Of Midway by Craig L. Symonds

Title The Battle of Midway
Author Craig L. Symonds
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2013-10-03
Category History
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780199315987
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2013"--Title page verso.

The Battle Of Midway by Earle Rice

Title The Battle of Midway
Author Earle Rice
Publisher Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Release Date 1996
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 110
ISBN 1560064153
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book uses diagrams, photographs, and maps to illustrate the Battle of Midway, a great sea battle.

Title The Battle of Midway
Author Wil Mara
Publisher North Star Editions, Inc.
Release Date 2017-01-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781635171815
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explores the Battle of Midway of World War II. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and questions to prompt critical thinking make this an exciting and informative read.

Title Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway
Author David Rigby
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2019-05-30
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781472834720
Language English, Spanish, and French
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During the Battle of Midway in June 1942, US Navy dive bomber pilot Wade McClusky proved himself to be one of the greatest pilots and combat leaders in American history, but his story has never been told – until now. It was Wade McClusky who remained calm when the Japanese fleet was not where it was expected to be. It was he who made the counterintuitive choice to then search to the north instead of to the south. It was also McClusky who took the calculated risk of continuing to search even though his bombers were low on fuel and may not have enough to make it back to the Enterprise. His ability to remain calm under enormous pressure played a huge role in the US Navy winning this decisive victory that turned the tide of war in the Pacific. This book is the story of exactly the right man being in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. Wade McClusky was that man and this is his story.

Shattered Sword by Jonathan Parshall

Title Shattered Sword
Author Jonathan Parshall
Publisher Potomac Books, Inc.
Release Date 2011-03-01
Category History
Total Pages 640
ISBN 9781597973090
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange s bestselling "Miracle at Midway," Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, "Shattered Sword" makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. It also corrects the many errors of Mitsuo Fuchida s "Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan," an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted every previous Western account. It thus forces a major, potentially controversial reevaluation of the great battle. The authors examine the battle in detail and effortlessly place it within the context of the Imperial Navy s doctrine and technology. With a foreword by leading WWII naval historian John Lundstrom, "Shattered Sword" will become an indispensable part of any military buff s library. Winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the "Best Book in U.S. Naval History" and cited by "Proceedings" as one of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005."

The Battle Of Midway by Thomas C. Hone

Title The Battle of Midway
Author Thomas C. Hone
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016-05-15
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 168247030X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The best way for todays sailors to learn about a battle is from those who fought it. The Battle of Midway, commemorated annually in the U.S. Navy, warrants close attention. This Naval Institute guide includes some of the most vibrant and informed accounts by individuals who fought on both sides of the June 1942 battle. The anthology pulls together memoirs, articles, excerpts from other Naval Institute books, and relevant government documents to help readers understand what happened and explain why the battle was so significant to the naval service. The core of the book focuses on events leading up to the battle and the battle itself, with a separate section examining how others have interpreted the battles often desperate engagements. When the U.S. Navy stopped the Japanese steamroller off Midway Island, it not only turned the progress of the war but set the Navys foundation for future counter offensives. The Navys comeback spread to the Solomon Islands and on to the other key strategic areas in the Pacific. While many know that Midway was a crucial American victory, they often do not know the details of the battle. This book tells how, for example, the American PT boats contributed to the victory, how the carrier planes formed up for their attacks, and what role radar played in the battle. In addition to excerpts from books and articles, the guide includes selections from several important Naval Institute oral histories. From the enlisted mans perspective all the way to the admirals, for both Americans and Japanese, readers see the U.S. Navys greatest victory as the participants saw it.

Victory At Midway by James M. D’Angelo

Title Victory at Midway
Author James M. D’Angelo
Publisher McFarland
Release Date 2018-01-13
Category History
Total Pages 206
ISBN 9781476629957
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the five months after Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Navy won a string of victories in a campaign to consolidate control of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. In June of 1942, Japan suffered a devastating defeat at the Battle of Midway and was never again able to take the offensive in the Pacific. Bringing fresh perspective to the battle and its consequences, the author identifies Japan's operational plan as a major factor in its Navy's demise and describes the profound effects Midway had on the course of the war in Europe.

The Battle Of Midway by Irving Werstein

Title The Battle of Midway
Author Irving Werstein
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1961
Category Midway, Battle of, 1942
Total Pages 145
ISBN STANFORD:36105080729036
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Maps and diagrams illustrate this minute-by-minute account of the struggle between Japanese and American navies off Midway Atoll, June 4-7, 1942. Grades 5-8.

Incredible Victory by Walter Lord

Title Incredible Victory
Author Walter Lord
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2012-03-06
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781453238479
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The “remarkable” New York Times bestseller about the battle in the Pacific that turned the tide of World War II—from the author of The Miracle of Dunkirk (Los Angeles Times). On the morning of June 4, 1942, doom sailed on Midway. Hoping to put itself within striking distance of Hawaii and California, the Japanese navy planned an ambush that would obliterate the remnants of the American Pacific fleet. On paper, the Americans had no chance of winning. They had fewer ships, slower fighters, and almost no battle experience. But because their codebreakers knew what was coming, the American navy was able to prepare an ambush of its own. Over two days of savage battle, American sailors and pilots broke the spine of the Japanese war machine. The United States prevailed against momentous odds; never again did Japan advance. In stunning detail, Walter Lord, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Day of Infamy and A Night to Remember, tells the story of one of the greatest upsets in naval history. “Graphic and realistic . . . not an impersonalized account of moves on the chessboard of war, [but] a story of individual people facing crucial problems.” —The New York Times

Midway by Mitsuo Fuchida

Title Midway
Author Mitsuo Fuchida
Publisher Naval Inst Press
Release Date 2000-12
Category History
Total Pages 307
ISBN 1557504288
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This landmark study was first published in English by the Naval Institute in 1955 and was added to the Classics of Naval Literature series in 1992. Widely acknowledged for its valuable Japanese insights into the battle that turned that tide of war in the Pacific, the book has made a great impact on American readers over the years. Two Japanese naval aviators who participated in the operation provide an unsparing analysis of what caused Japan's staggering defeat. Mitsuo Fuchida, who led the first air strike on Pearl Harbor, commanded the Akagi carrier air group and later made a study of the battle at the Japanese Naval War College. Masatake Okumiya, one of Japan's first dive-bomber pilots, was aboard the light carrier Ryujo and later served as a staff officer in a carrier division. Armed with knowledge of top-secret documents destroyed by the Japanese and access to private papers, they show the operation to be ill-conceived and poorly planned and executed, and fault their flag officers for lacking initiative, leadership, and clear thinking. With an introduction by an author known for his study of the battle from the American perspective, the work continues to make a significant contribution to World War II literature.

Title The Unknown Battle of Midway
Author Alvin Kernan
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2005-11-11
Category History
Total Pages 208
ISBN 0300128312
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“A memoir and more . . . Kernan brings this maritime battle superbly to life. . . . And he narrates the air assault in gripping detail” (The Wall Street Journal). The Battle of Midway is considered the greatest US naval victory, but behind the luster is the devastation of the American torpedo squadrons. Of the 51 planes sent to attack Japanese carriers only 7 returned, and of the 127 aircrew only 29 survived. Not a single torpedo hit its target. A story of avoidable mistakes and flawed planning, The Unknown Battle of Midway reveals the enormous failures that led to the destruction of four torpedo squadrons but were omitted from official naval reports: the planes that ran out of gas, the torpedoes that didn’t work, the pilots who had never dropped torpedoes, and the breakdown of the attack plan. Alvin Kernan, who was present at the battle, has written a troubling but persuasive analysis of these and other little-publicized aspects of this great battle. The standard navy tactics for carrier warfare are revealed in tragic contrast to the actual conduct of the battle and the after-action reports of the ships and squadrons involved. “An incisive and laconic writer, Kernan knows his facts and presents them with deep feeling. A World War II must-read.” —Booklist “I read The Unknown Battle of Midway in one sitting. It is a momentous piece of work, reeking of the authenticity of carrier warfare as experienced by the flight crews.” —Sir John Keegan, author of A History of Warfare “An emotionally powerful story, not merely one of war but of its lasting effects.” —The Times Literary Supplement

Midway Inquest by Dallas W. Isom

Title Midway Inquest
Author Dallas W. Isom
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2007-07-19
Category History
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780253117021
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Midway, the most famous naval battle in American history, has been the subject of many excellent books. However, none satisfactorily explain why the Japanese lost that battle, given their overwhelming advantage in firepower. While no book may ever silence debate on the subject, Midway Inquest answers the central mystery of the battle. Why could the Japanese not get a bomber strike launched against the American carrier force before being attacked and destroyed by American dive bombers from the Enterprise and Yorktown? Although it is well known that the Japanese were unable to launch an immediate attack because their aircraft were in the process of changing armament, why wasn't the rearming operation reversed and an attack launched before the American planes arrived? Based on extensive research in Japanese primary records, Japanese literature on the battle, and interviews with over two dozen Japanese veterans from the carrier air groups, this book solves the mystery at last.

Miracle At Midway by Gordon W. Prange

Title Miracle at Midway
Author Gordon W. Prange
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2014-05-06
Category History
Total Pages 488
ISBN 9781480489455
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times bestseller: The true story of the WWII naval battle portrayed in the Roland Emmerich film is “something special among war histories” (Chicago Sun-Times). 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. But the US Navy would be waiting for them. Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a significant stroke of luck, the Americans under Adm. Chester W. Nimitz dealt Japan’s navy its first major defeat in the war. Three years of hard fighting remained, but it was at Midway that the tide turned. This “stirring, even suspenseful narrative” is the first book to tell the story of the epic battle from both the American and Japanese sides (Newsday). Miracle at Midway reveals how America won its first and greatest victory of the Pacific war—and how easily it could have been a loss.

Title The Decisiveness of the Battle of Midway
Author Andres Aviles
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-04-26
Category
Total Pages 78
ISBN 1980935645
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Since the end of the Pacific War, scholars have commonly viewed the Battle of Midway as both a decisive battle, as well as the turning point, of that war. The historiography of Midway has evolved over time, yet the vast majority of research has sought to improve the common understanding of the tactical details of the battle itself. Few authors have questioned the assertion that Midway was either decisive, or at the least the turning point of the war. Scholarship based on newly discovered information has sought to overturn commonly held myths surrounding the battle. This study attempts to examine the broader implications of the battle within the context of the Pacific War by analyzing the affects that the battle had at the strategic and operational level decision making for both the Allies (and in particular the United States) and the Japanese. Analyzing these changes will either point towards the decisiveness of the battle, towards its validity as the turning point of the war, or finally as an important milestone in the long progression of the conflict. CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION * Primary Research Question * Secondary Research Questions * Significance * Assumptions * Limitations and Delimitations * CHAPTER 2 ANALYSIS OF MIDWAY LITERATURE * Evolution of Literature on Midway and Decisiveness * Evaluating the Literature on Japanese Strategy * Literature Evaluating the American Strategy * Conclusion * CHAPTER 3 MIDWAY'S DECISIVENESS * Evaluating the Impact of Midway on Japanese Strategy * Evaluating the Impact of Midway on Allied Strategy * Conclusion * CHAPTER 4 ALTERNATIVE CAMPAIGNS FOR THE TURNING POINT OF THE WAR * Literature Evaluating Alternate Strategic Turning Points in Pacific War * An Alternate Strategic Turning Point in the Pacific War * CHAPTER 5 CONCLUSION

Title The Battle of Midway
Author Wil Mara
Publisher Focus Readers
Release Date 2017-01-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 1635170214
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explores the Battle of Midway of World War II. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and questions to prompt critical thinking make this an exciting and informative read.

The Greatest Battles In History by Charles River Charles River Editors

Title The Greatest Battles in History
Author Charles River Charles River Editors
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2018-02-15
Category
Total Pages 90
ISBN 1985388235
Language English, Spanish, and French
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*Includes historic pictures of the battle taken by both sides. *Includes pictures of important people, places, and events. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. "[T]he most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare." - John Keegan, military historian The names of history's most famous battles still ring in our ears today, with their influence immediately understood by all. Marathon lent its name to the world's most famous race, but it also preserved Western civilization during the First Persian War. Saratoga, won by one of the colonists' most renowned war heroes before he became his nation's most vile traitor. Hastings ensured the Normans' success in England and changed the course of British history. Waterloo, which marked the reshaping of the European continent and Napoleon's doom, has now become part of the English lexicon. In Charles River Editors' Greatest Battles in History series, readers can get caught up to speed on history's greatest battles in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Although not as well-remembered as D-Day or even the attack at Pearl Harbor that preceded it, the Battle of Midway was one of the most unique and important battles fought during World War II. In fact, the turning point in the Pacific theater took place between June 4-7, 1942 as a Japanese fleet moved a sizable fleet intending to occupy Midway Island and draw the American navy near. Instead, American aircraft flying from three aircraft carriers that had been away from Pearl Harbor in December 1941 got a bearing on the Japanese fleet and sunk four Japanese aircraft carriers, permanently crippling Japan's navy. The Battle of Midway was one of the first major naval battles in history where the enemy fleets never actually saw or came into contact with each other. By the time the Battle of Midway was over, the defeat was so devastating that it was actually kept secret from all but the highest echelons of the Japanese government. Along with the loss of hundreds of aircraft and over 3,000 men killed, the four Japanese aircraft carriers lost, when compared to America's one lost carrier, was critical considering America's huge shipbuilding superiority. However, the Battle of Midway could also have easily turned out differently. Japan began the battle with more carriers, more and better aircraft, and more experienced crews than the Americans, and if the battle of the Coral Sea was any indication, the two sides had irrefutable proof of the dominance of the aircraft carrier in the Pacific. The implications of earlier clashes were now starkly underlined, and the fighting was now clearly about timing. The carrier fleets were incredibly powerful and crucially important, yet at the same time they were hugely vulnerable weapons systems. The protagonists at Midway were putting into practice a newly emerging naval doctrine, one which ultimately meted out a terrible punishment to the side that miscalculated. Carrier versus carrier combat had come of age. The Greatest Battles in History: The Battle of Midway comprehensively covers the entire military situation that led up to the battle, analyzes the decisions made by the battle's most important leaders, and explains the aftermath of the American victory. Along with a bibliography and pictures of important people and places, you will learn about the Battle of Midway like you never have before, in no time at all.

Battle Of Midway by John Grehan

Title Battle of Midway
Author John Grehan
Publisher Frontline Books
Release Date 2019-09-24
Category History
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781526758354
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands on 7 December 1941, had severely damaged the United States Pacific Fleet but had not destroyed it, for the fleet’s aircraft carrier force had been at sea when the Japanese struck. This meant that, despite the overwhelming success of Japanese military forces across the Pacific, US carrier-based aircraft could still attack Japanese targets. After the Battle of the Coral Sea in early May 1942, in which both sides had lost one carrier, the commander of the Japanese Combined Fleet, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, calculated that the US had only two serviceable carriers left. If those remaining carriers could be lured into a battle with the Combined Fleet and destroyed, nothing could stop the Japanese achieving complete control of the South Pacific. It would take the United States many months, even with its massive industrial muscle, to rebuild its carried fleet if it was destroyed, by which time Japan would be able to secure the raw materials needed to keep its war machine functioning and to build all the bases it required across the Pacific, which would enable its aircraft to dominate the entire region. Aware of the sensitivity of the Americans towards Hawaii after the Battle of Pearl Harbor, Yamamoto believed that if he attacked there again, the US commander, Admiral Nimitz would be certain to commit all his strength to its defence. Yamamoto selected the furthest point of the Hawaiian Islands, the Naval Air Station on the Midway Atoll, for his attack, which was beyond the range of most US land-based aircraft. Yamamoto launched his attack on 4 June 1942. But the US had intercepted and deciphered Japanese signals and Nimitz, with three not two aircraft carriers, knew exactly Yamamoto’s plans. Yamamoto had hoped to draw the US carriers into his trap but instead he sailed into an ambush. The four-day battle resulted in the loss of all four Japanese aircraft carriers, the US losing only one. The Japanese were never able to recover from these losses, and it was the Americans who were able to take control of the Pacific. The Battle of Midway, unquestionably, marked the turning point in the war against Japan.

No Right To Win by Ronald W. Russell

Title No Right to Win
Author Ronald W. Russell
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN WISC:89082356130
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1942, one of the most powerful naval forces in history descended upon the tiny atoll of Midway, 1100 miles northwest of Hawaii. The Japanese intent was to lure America's badly depleted Pacific Fleet into the open where it would be overwhelmed, forcing the U.S. to end the Pacific War on Japanese terms. But it didn't happen that way. Through an amazing combination of skill, courage, and especially luck, U.S. not only prevailed at Midway but delivered to the enemy a crushing defeat that instantly changed the course of the war. No Right to Win is a fresh look at the great battle, focusing entirely on first-hand accounts by Midway veterans and the understandings that can be derived from them. Included are many of their anecdotes and revelations that compel a rethinking of some of the battle's most entrenched understandings. Could the defenders on the atoll have repulsed a Japanese invasion? Did an aircraft carrier captain falsify his after-action report? Were the Japanese about to invade Hawaii? Did the battle impact the D-Day landings in Normandy? No Right to Win explores those intriguing questions and much more in a wide-ranging examination of the twentieth century's most important naval battle.

The Eagle S Claw by Jeff Shaara

Title The Eagle s Claw
Author Jeff Shaara
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2021
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780525619444
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Spring 1942. The United States is reeling from the blow the Japanese inflicted at Pearl Harbor. But the Americans are determined to turn the tide. The key comes from Commander Joe Rochefort, a little known 'code breaker' who cracks the Japanese military encryption. With Rochefort's astonishing discovery, Admiral Chester Nimitz will know precisely what the Japanese are planning. But the battle to counter those plans must still be fought. From the American side, the shocking conflict is seen through the eyes of Rochefort and Admiral Nimitz, as well as fighter pilot Lieutenant Percy 'Perk' Baker and Marine Gunnery Sergeant Doug Ackroyd. On the Japanese side, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is the mastermind. His key subordinates are Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, aging and infirm, and Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi, a firebrand who has no patience for Nagumo's hesitation. Together, these two men must play out the chess game designed by Yamamoto, without any idea that the Americans are anticipating their every move on the sea and in the air"--