THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC, SEPTEMBER 1939 - MAY 1943

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THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC, SEPTEMBER 1939 - MAY 1943
History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume 1,With a New Introduction by Robert W. Love
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591145479
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Era: 20th Century
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Subject: WWII
  • Date Available: March 2010
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The Naval Institute Press has published Samuel Eliot Morison's monumental History of United States Naval Operations in World War II in updated paperback editions with new introductions by noted military historians. Morison, an eminent Harvard professor, was appointed by his close friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, to write the history of U.S. naval operations after convincing the president that too many wartime histories were written after the fact or from a distance. Morison called his classic work a "shooting history" of World War II, because it was documented by historical observation during each specific naval operation in the Atlantic and Pacific. . Critically hailed for its accuracy, narrative pace, and detail, the series presents a complete record of the U.S. Navy's war at sea.

This first volume explores all U. S. naval operations in the Atlantic, including the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Barents Sea, and the defense of American shores and ships, with much attention given to the war against the German U-boats.

This edition will have a new Introduction by Robert W. Love, author of History of the U.S. Navy: Volume I, 1775-1941 and Volume II, 1942-1991
 

Samuel Eliot Morison taught history at Harvard from 1915 to 1955, except for active duty service in the Navy aboard eleven different ships in all theaters of the war. In addition to this fifteen-volume series, Rear Admiral Morison wrote many other popular and award-winning books on maritime history, including Two Ocean War. He was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom He died in 1976.

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5.00 Stars
Excellent series!
Monday, November 26, 2012
By: J. M. Reynolds
This review is for all books of this series. I have read all 15 volumes and use them on a regular basis for research. Bearing in mind that they were written immediately following World War II, some things were still classified at that time. Mr. Morison did an excellent job crafting the series from all available sources and made it readable for anyone with an interest. I highly recommend this series for anyone with an interest in the Navy as well as other services during the war.
 

 
 

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