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Midway By Jay Wertz

Midway by Jay Wertz

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Visually portrays the story of the pivotal battle of Midway and how it turned the tide in the Pacific War.

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Midway: The Battle That Changed the Pacific War by Jay Wertz

After the attack on Pearl Harbor the U. S. Pacific Fleet was bent but not broken. The fact that the fleet's aircraft carriers were away from base at the time of the attack helped the navy under new commander Admiral Chester Nimitz react to further Japanese expansion in the Pacific. American task forces staged a series of raids, mostly ineffective except in letting the Japanese know that their continued aggression would not go unchecked. Then came the Battle of Coral Sea, the first naval battle fought entirely in air to sea actions - the opposing ships never saw each other. Through experience gained in this battle and advances in code breaking by U. S. Navy cryptologists, the Pacific Fleet was ready for Japan's attack on the American base on Midway on June 5, 1942. Navy fliers attacked the Japanese carriers and sunk four of the six present. And while America lost some ships as well, the two-day battle so damaged the Combined Fleet that the Japanese were never able to mount another strategic offensive in the Pacific. All the preparations, actions, personalities and results of the Battle of Midway are chronicled in graphic story form in Midway - The Battle That Changed the Pacific War.

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I always found that one of the finest ways to teach history was through the use of pictures and picture strip stories like I used to read every week in my comics. This brilliant account of the Battle of Midway does just that. * Books Monthly *
This is certainly an innovative approach to military history, and conveys a tense excitement of blow and counter-blow. * Miniature Wargames - Chris Jarvis *

About Jay Wertz

Jay Wertz is the author of six books. These include two award-winning volumes in the War Stories: World War II Firsthand series, D-Day: The Campaign Across France and The Pacific - Volume One - Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal, as well as the just released The Pacific - Volume Two - The Solomons to Saipan. He has written The Native American Experience, also an award-winner; The Civil War Experience 1861-1865 and is co-author, with prominent historian Edwin C. Bearss, of Smithsonian's Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War. He is currently writing volume four in the War Stories: World War II Firsthand series for Weider History Publications. He has also been a columnist for Civil War Times Illustrated, America's Civil War, Historynet.com, GreatHistory.com and a feature writer for Aviation History and Armchair General magazines. He is the producer-director-writer of the award-winning 13-part documentary series Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil War for The Learning Channel and Time-Life Video. He started his 38-year film and TV career in Hollywood working on military projects. He lives in Phillips Ranch, California.

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GOR011356607
9780998889375
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Midway: The Battle That Changed the Pacific War by Jay Wertz
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Monroe Publications
20171110
24
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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