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The Resource Admiral Bill Halsey : a naval life, Thomas Alexander Hughes

Admiral Bill Halsey : a naval life, Thomas Alexander Hughes

Label
Admiral Bill Halsey : a naval life
Title
Admiral Bill Halsey
Title remainder
a naval life
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Alexander Hughes
Title variation
Bill Halsey
Title variation remainder
a naval life
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"William Halsey was the most famous naval officer of World War II. His fearlessness in carrier raids against Japan, his steely resolve at Guadalcanal, and his impulsive blunder at the Battle of Leyte Gulf made him the "Patton of the Pacific" and solidified his reputation as a decisive, aggressive fighter prone to impetuous errors of judgment in the heat of battle. In this definitive biography, Thomas Alexander Hughes punctures the popular caricature of the "fighting admiral" to reveal the truth of Halsey's personal and professional life as it was lived in times of war and peace. Halsey, the son of a Navy officer whose alcoholism scuttled a promising career, committed himself wholeheartedly to naval life at an early age. An audacious and inspiring commander to his men, he met the operational challenges of the battle at sea against Japan with dramatically effective carrier strikes early in the war. Yet his greatest contribution to the Allied victory was as commander of the combined sea, air, and land forces in the South Pacific during the long slog up the Solomon Islands chain, one of the war's most daunting battlegrounds. Halsey turned a bruising slugfest with the Japanese navy into a rout. Skillfully mediating the army and navy's constant strategy disputes--as well as the clashes of ego between General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz--Halsey was the linchpin of America's Pacific war effort when its outcome was far from certain."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
Dewey number
  • 359.0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E746.H3
LC item number
H84 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Admiral Bill Halsey : a naval life, Thomas Alexander Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The right man
  • The thin red line
  • Real tales of the South Pacific
  • The crossroads of command
  • Low tide
  • High tide
  • At sea at last
  • Bull's run
  • An old man at sea
  • At home at last
  • An American aristocracy
  • The admiral's captain
  • A carefree and careful boy
  • New officer, new navy, new century
  • A naval band of brothers
  • Becoming Bill Halsey
  • The oldest aviator
  • The first fighter
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
483 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674049635
Lccn
2015040172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)926061427
  • 1074263
  • (OCoLC)ocn926061427
  • 1074263
Label
Admiral Bill Halsey : a naval life, Thomas Alexander Hughes
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The right man
  • The thin red line
  • Real tales of the South Pacific
  • The crossroads of command
  • Low tide
  • High tide
  • At sea at last
  • Bull's run
  • An old man at sea
  • At home at last
  • An American aristocracy
  • The admiral's captain
  • A carefree and careful boy
  • New officer, new navy, new century
  • A naval band of brothers
  • Becoming Bill Halsey
  • The oldest aviator
  • The first fighter
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
483 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674049635
Lccn
2015040172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)926061427
  • 1074263
  • (OCoLC)ocn926061427
  • 1074263

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