2012 "First Edition: May 2012" stated; "Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Amirals Who Won At Sea"; hardbound with black boards and nice silver lettering on spine; black and white glossy photos; book in wonderful conditon - appears unread; dust jacket very good as well.
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States Navy was embroiled in a vast and grinding battle for the seas. Overarching strategy and crucial encounters at Coral Sea, Midway, and the waters around Guadalcanal tested the mettle of foru of the greatest naval leaders of all time - Chester W. Nimitz, William F. Halsey, Jr, William D. Leahy, and Ernest J. King. All were graduates of the United States Naval Academy and each played a pivotal role in the evolution of naval warfare, from battleships to submarines and aircraft carriers. Both rivals and friends, they are the only four men in American history to be accorded the five-star rank of fleet admiral...