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Author of Lincoln and His Admirals (winner of the Lincoln Prize) , The Battle of Midway (Best Book of the Year, Military History Quarterly) , and Operation Neptune (winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature) , Craig L. Symonds ranks among the country's finest naval historians. World War II at Sea is his crowning achievement, a narrative of the entire war and all of its belligerents, on all of the world's oceans and seas between 1939 and 1945.
Here are the major engagements and their interconnections: the U-boat attack on Scapa Flow and the Battle of the Atlantic; the "miracle" evacuation from Dunkirk and the scuttling of the French Navy; the pitched battles for control of Norway fjords and Mussolini's Regia Marina; the rise of the Kido Butai and Pearl Harbor; the landings in North Africa and New Guinea, then on Normandy and Iwo Jima. Symonds offers indelible portraits of the great naval leaders--FDR and Churchill (self-proclaimed "Navy men") , Karl Donitz, François Darlan, Ernest King, Isoroku Yamamoto, Louis Mountbatten, and William Halsey--while acknowledging the countless seamen and officers of all nationalities whose lives were lost during the greatest naval conflicts ever fought. World War II at Sea is history on a truly epic scale.



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