By Walter R. Borneman

ISBN-10: 0316202525

ISBN-13: 9780316202527

How history's basically five-star admirals triumphed in global warfare II and made the us the world's dominant sea power.

Only 4 males in American heritage were promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. those 4 males have been the simplest and the brightest the military produced, and jointly they led the U.S. army to victory in global struggle II, constructing the USA because the world's maximum fleet.

In THE ADMIRALS, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their tale in complete aspect for the 1st time. Drawing upon journals, send logs, and different basic resources, he brings a tremendous old second to lifestyles, exhibiting us how the 4 admirals revolutionized naval conflict without end with submarines and plane companies, and the way those men-who have been either acquaintances and rivals-worked jointly to make sure that the Axis fleets lay destroyed at the ocean flooring on the finish of global warfare II.

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