Every potential Navy man worth his salt will want to own this book. Here with a running commentary to tie it all together is as full a story of the United States Navy in WWII as any reader can ever expect to find. The editor is a Navy veteran with service in both the Atlantic and Pacific behind him. The authors are Navy officers and men, from top admirals to seamen first class, and virtually all the top war correspondents. General MacArthur describes his evacuation from ""The Rock,"" Winston Churchill discusses the Murmansk Run, Rear Admiral S.E. Morison writes of the battle at Casablanca, with endpaper maps in color, eighteen pages of battle maps, and sixty four pages of photographs from the Navy Archives. This is a stunner. It could cruise the bestseller list despite its price.