The University of Mary Washington's 2013 Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series continues on Tuesday, March 26, with a lecture on the Pacific admirals of World War II by Walter R. Borneman, author of The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King—The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea.
Economically and convincingly refurbishes a WWII hero inappropriately grown unfashionable. (Publishers Weekly)
The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King – the Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea by Walter R. Borneman
Drawing upon journals, ship logs, and other primary sources, he brings an incredible historical moment to life. (Amazon.com)
Black Shoe Carrier Admiral: Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal by John B. Lundstrom
The first major reassessment in more than fifty years of the once-maligned naval officer. (US Naval Institute)
Halsey’s Typhoon: The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
A vivid tale of tragedy and gallantry at sea. (Publishers Weekly)
The Two Ocean War: A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War by Samuel Eliot Morison
This classic, single-volume history draws on Morison's definitive 15-volume History of United States Naval Operations in World War II. (US Naval Institute)
Victory at Sea by NBC News (DVD)
With a sweeping music score as memorable as the newsreel footage from which it was made. (DVD Talk)
Biographical essays and literary criticism are available online through the library’s databases. Visit LibraryPoint.org/research.