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by Brayton Harris

  • Author: Brayton Harris
  • ISBN: 0230107656
  • ISBN13: 978-0230107656
  • ePub: 1803 kb | FB2: 1615 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Leaders & Notable People
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First American Edition edition (January 3, 2012)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 620
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Admiral Nimitz: The Commander of the Pacific Ocean Theater ePub download

Admiral Nimitz is a superbly written biography of one of the towering but least known heroes of World War I.

Admiral Nimitz is a superbly written biography of one of the towering but least known heroes of World War II. A brilliant strategist who never sought the limelight, Chester Nimitz was an incomparable leader who served America brilliantly throughout the war in the Pacific and has earned a place in history as one of our greatest naval officers. Carlo D'Este, author of Eisenhower and Patton.

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Chester Nimitz was an admiral's Admiral, considered by many to be the greatest naval leader of the last century.

Chester Nimitz was an admiral's Admiral, considered by many to be the greatest naval leader of the last century. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Nimitz assembled the forces, selected the leaders, and - as commander of all . and Allied air, land, and sea forces in the Pacific Ocean - led the charge one island at a time, one battle at a time, toward victory. In this first biography in over three decades, Brayton Harris uses long-overlooked files and recently declassified documents to bring to life one of America's greatest wartime heroes.

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I have read MANY different books about WWII and specifically the Pacific Theater. None of them have really addresses the man behind the plan

I have read MANY different books about WWII and specifically the Pacific Theater. None of them have really addresses the man behind the plan. If you are looking for details of the battles and ships, this is not your book. Books related to Admiral Nimitz: The Commander of the Pacific Ocean Theater. Admiral "Bull" Halsey. You are in the United States store.

Brayton Harris has risen to this challenge with Admiral Nimitz: The Commander of the .

Brayton Harris has risen to this challenge with Admiral Nimitz: The Commander of the Pacific Ocean Theater, a short, episodic biography that follows Nimitz from childhood to retirement and beyond. He covers the admiral's early years, passing quickly to his early naval career with its opportunities, mistakes, rebounds, and rising trajectory. Most of us will be reading this for Nimitz's WWII experiences, and they are well represented here.

The Commander of the Pacific Ocean Theater. A military historian’s look at the five-star admiral who commanded the 2 million men and 1000 ships that won the war in the Pacific. Age Range: 1885 - 1966. When Chester W. Nimitz (1885–1966) entered the Naval Academy, the Spanish-American War had only recently concluded. By the end of his distinguished career, the . Navy featured supercarriers and nuclear submarines, innovations he’d vigorously championed.

Admiral Nimitz : The Commander of the Pacific Ocean Theater. Chester Nimitz was an admiral's Admiral, considered by many to be the greatest naval leader of the last century.

The Pacific Ocean theater, during World War II, was a major theater of the war between the Allies and the Empire of Japan. It was defined by the Allied powers' Pacific Ocean Area command, which included most of the Pacific Ocean and its islands, while mainland Asia was excluded, as were the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, Borneo, Australia, most of the Territory of New Guinea and the western part of the Solomon Islands.

Chester Nimitz was an admiral's Admiral, considered by many to be the greatest naval leader of the last century. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Nimitz assembled the forces, selected the leaders, and - as commander of all U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces in the Pacific Ocean - led the charge one island at a time, one battle at a time, toward victory. A brilliant strategist, he astounded contemporaries by achieving military victories against fantastic odds, outpacing more flamboyant luminaries like General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral "Bull" Halsey. And he was there to accept, on behalf of the United States, the surrender of the Japanese aboard the battleship USS Missouri in August 1945. In this first biography in over three decades, Brayton Harris uses long-overlooked files and recently declassified documents to bring to life one of America's greatest wartime heroes.

NiceOne
Thanks to Admiral Nimitz and his subordinates like Halsey and Spruance, the U.S. Pacific Fleet was able to rise from the ashes of Pearl Harbor and eventually strike back at the Japanese. In this brief but informative book, author Brayton Harris gives the reader a look into the life of America's most famous admiral.

Nimitz worked his way up through the naval hierarchy during the course of his career. After graduating from Annapolis, Nimitz served in various commands, such as destroyers, submarines, cruisers, and battleships, along with various shore duties. As Nimitz' career progressed, so did his ability to lead men. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the ensuing relief of Admiral Kimmel, President Roosevelt chose Nimitz to become commander of the Pacific Ocean Theater, despite Nimitz being junior to other admirals.

During the course of the war, Nimitz' strategies and his ability to get the most out of his subordinates proved to be important factors in winning the war. Nimitz was also insturmental in the development of many naval practices, including refueling at sea, the circular ship formation for antiaircraft defense, integration of the aircraft carrier into the fleet, and innovative training programs. Nimitz was a leader and he got the utmost from the men who served under him.

After the war, Nimitz worked to maintain the integrity of the Navy and Marines during the tough unification debates. He also served as Chief of Naval Operations.

I found this book to be interesting and informative. Author Harris does a good job of describing the career of Admiral Nimitz, from the time he entered Annapolis until his death in 1966. Although he describes the battles of the Pacific War only generally, the reader gets an idea of how the American Navy fought against the Japanese and how Nimitz was insturmental in Japan's defeat.

I recommend this book as a good source of general information about Admiral Nimitz. The reader gets a general understanding about Nimitz' career without being overwhelmed. A fine and informative read.
Naktilar
Admiral Nimitz is my favorite leader of WWII. His leadership was key to the U.S. success in the defeat of Japan. The area of his command was vast and spread out against a superior naval enemy. He was able to facilitate key victories like Midway and Leyte Gulf. He also had the ability to facilitate his command with other, more boisterous commanders, like MacArthur, Halsey and King to achieve his goals.
After the war, he was also played a key role in the current military structure including helping to save the Marine Corps. Post war he was also one of the first to realize the importance of submarines. He believed that if they could operate more submerged they would be highly effective in positioning nuclear missiles in the new world. He was Chief of Naval Operations and approved the nuclear naval propulsion program. He was the one who started future Admiral Rickover on his path to being the 'father of the nuclear Navy'.
This book provides an excellent review of all these achievements but it is a little on the general side and that is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. The book by E.B. Potter is a much more detailed and more fitting biography. Nevertheless, I still enjoyed the book and would recommend it to others.
Gholbirius
If any one thing can be said about the Pacific during World War II, it would be those destined for great things will arrive unannounced and during times of great peril. In his book, Brayton Harris balances the man, myth, and the reality of Fleet Admiral Nimitz. From his humble beginnings in Texas, to the mind-crushing pressure of trying to defeat the Empire of Japan, using the meager reasources available, Mr. Harris tells the story of a simple man risen to do great things.

The story is awe-inspiring to say the least. How does anyone go from a care-free kid in Texas to one of the most widely-recognized men in the world - even today? This work is brilliant - balancing facts with an understanding that those reading the book may not have read many works about this subject. He adeptly covers how the Admiral was able to deal with the uber personalities of other military leaders of the day, such as Admiral Halsey and General MacAuthur, to the President. It makes simple an inherently complicated set of events and decisions that will likely never be repeated.

"Admiral Nimitz: The Commander of the Pacific Ocean Theater" is a fascinating book and I absolutely recommend it to both scholars on the subject and the casual reader. It will amaze both.
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