Shattered Sword, Jonathan Parshall
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Shattered Sword
The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway

Narrator: Tom Perkins

Unabridged: 24 hr 44 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 04/16/2019


Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange's bestselling Miracle at Midway, Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, Shattered Sword makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. It also corrects the many errors of Mitsuo Fuchida's Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan, an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted every previous Western account. It thus forces a major, potentially controversial reevaluation of the great battle. Parshall and Tully examine the battle in detail and effortlessly place it within the context of the Imperial Navy's doctrine and technology. With a foreword by leading World War II naval historian John Lundstrom, Shattered Sword is an indispensable part of any military buff's library. Shattered Sword is the winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the "best book in US naval history" and was cited by Proceedings as one of its "notable naval books" for 2005."This incredibly detailed book provides a whole new approach to the study and interpretation of the battle." -Ships and Shipping