The Battle for Leyte Gulf: The Incredible Story of World War II's Largest Naval Battle

byC. Vann WoodwardForeword byEvan Thomas, Ian W. Toll

May 2, 2017|
The Battle for Leyte Gulf: The Incredible Story of World War II's Largest Naval Battle by C. Vann Woodward
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New York Times Best Seller! “So soundly documented that it is hard to see how anyone, ever, will be able to improve on it.”—New York Times

Pulitzer-Prize-winner and bestselling author C. Vann Woodward recreates the gripping account of the battle for Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle of World War II and the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas.

For the Japanese, it represented their supreme effort; they committed to action virtually every operational fighting ship on the lists of the Imperial Navy, including two powerful new battleships of the Yamato class. It also ended in their greatest defeat—and a tremendous victory for the United States Navy.

Features a new introduction by Evan Thomas, author of Sea of Thunder. Thomas writes: “His elegant prose and arch wit are superbly matched to the challenge of making sense of this immense and notoriously chaotic naval battle. Woodward always told his students that history must be understood first as a story. In these pages, he proves it.”
C. Vann Woodward was one of the most influential historians of the post-war period. He won a Pulitzer Prize and served on the historical staff of the U.S. Navy during World War II.Evan Thomas was a reporter, writer, and editor at Newsweek for 24 years, a regular panelist on the weekly public affairs TV show, Inside Washington, for twen...
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Title:The Battle for Leyte Gulf: The Incredible Story of World War II's Largest Naval Battle
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:242 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:242 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.8 in
Published:May 2, 2017
Publisher:Skyhorse
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781510721340

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