Return to Midway
Robert D. Ballard and Rick Archbold. Washington, DC: National Geographic Magazine Press, 1999. 197 pp. Photos. Maps. Index. $40.00 ($36.00).
Reviewed by Donald M. Goldstein
No plot is so dear to the American heart as that of the victorious underdog. From the U.S. victory in hockey over the favored Soviets in 1980, to the recent come-from-behind victory of the U.S. Ryder Cup golf team, the underdog stirs the American consciousness. The Battle of Midway provides one of the few occasions in U.S. military history when the United States was the underdog and emerged victorious.