FLEET ADMIRAL by Lawrence A. Keating


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If General MacArthur had not been the overriding glamor figure and storm center of WW II in the Pacific, Admiral William F. Halsey might be better known today. ""Might"" is the operative word, because he was not a controversialist, had none of the melodramatic appeal of MacArthur and does not linger long in memory or anecdote. This biography is adequate to the subject, concentrates on Halsey's WW II years and his Pacific command in particular with a supplied dialogue approach. Halsey was an early naval advocate of air strength and a specialist in the strategic use of aircraft carriers and this biography doubles as a view of the Navy's contribution to the conquest of Japan. Right now, it's the only adult or juvenile title on board about Halsey.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1965
Publisher: Westminster