The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-1943

History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume 1
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Published:March 1, 2010
By Samuel Eliot Morison (Author)

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. This first volume explores all U. S. 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.

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Product Details
  • Subject: World War II
  • Paperback : 540 pages
  • Illustrations: 32 photos; 21 illustrations
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (March 1, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1591145473
  • ISBN-13: 9781591145479
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 24.16 oz

Rear Adm. Samuel Eliot Morison wrote many popular and award-winning books on maritime history. He was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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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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