- ISBN/SKU: 9781591145783
- Binding: Paperback
- Era: 20th Century
- Number of Pages: 384
- Subject: World War II
- Date Available: March 2012
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After crushing Japanese naval power in the Pacific at Leyte Gulf, the U.S. moved to liberate the Philippines. Admiral Morison describes a series of amphibious operations and carrier actions supporting those operations and explains the countermeasures taken against the kamikazes, along with Admiral Halsey’s famous Task Force 38 in the South China Sea and the deadly typhoon of 18 December 1944. Additional chapters tell the story of the assaults on Borneo, submarine operations in the southwest Pacific in 1945, and Capt. Milton Miles’s last naval battle of the war with sailing junks.
Samuel Eliot Morison taught history at Harvard from 1915 to 1955, except for active duty service in the Navy on board eleven different ships in all theaters of the war. In addition to this series, Rear Admiral Morison wrote many other popular and award-winning books on maritime history, including Two Ocean War. Morison, who died in 1976, was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.