The Battle of Midway

The Naval Institute Guide to the U.S. Navy's Greatest Victory
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Binding:Paperback
Published:May 15, 2016
By Thomas C. Hone (Author)

The Battle of Midway, commemorated annually in the U.S. Navy, warrants close attention. This Naval Institute guide includes some of the most vibrant and informed accounts by individuals who fought on both sides of the June 1942 battle. The anthology pulls together memoirs, articles, excerpts from other Naval Institute Press books, and relevant government documents to help readers understand what happened and explain why the battle was so significant to the naval service. It also includes selections from several important Naval Institute oral histories.

From the enlisted man’s perspective to the admiral’s, for both Americans and Japanese, The Battle of Midway ensures that readers see the U.S. Navy’s greatest victory as the participants experienced it.

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Product Details
  • Subject: World War II
  • Paperback : 384 pages
  • Illustrations: 40 b/w photos; 3 maps
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (May 15, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 168247030X
  • ISBN-13: 9781682470305
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 20.8 oz
Praise
  • “A refreshing and original look at a key American naval victory using judiciously-chosen reprints.” ― Galveston Daily News
  • "Overall, The Battle of Midway is an excellent guide to a defining battle of modern history. The reader will not come away with an in-depth understanding of the battle but will appreciate its significance and, more importantly, its complexity. The diversity of the anthology means that this large collection of short articles provides an excellent starting point for new researchers and a handy reference for those with existing knowledge. But, more importantly, its focus on the importance of the human dimension at all levels in complex warfare should see this book enter the professional reading list of every military member, irrespective of his or her rank or role." ―Australian Defence Force Journal
  • “A masterful, all-embracing work detailing both the American and Japanese sides of the pivotal Battle of Midway in World War II. . . . [Hone] provides an absolutely essential and exceptionally comprehensive addition to the libraries of military historians and anyone interested in a complete and superbly analyzed understanding of one of the most important naval battles ever.” —Douglas V. Smith, professor of strategy and policy, U.S. Naval War College, Historian General of the Naval Order of the United States
  • “An essential collection of Midway essays, expertly edited by Hone. This volume contains literally decades worth of research around this pivotal battle, providing the reader with a wide variety of perspectives and commentary on America’s most important naval victory.” ―Jonathan Parshall, co-author of Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway
  • “Midway stands as one of the most dramatic and important battles in all of naval history. From the rich resources of the U. S. Naval Institute, renowned historian Thomas C. Hone has compiled a most useful and engaging introduction to the battle that did so much to turn the tide of the Pacific War and that the U.S. Navy now annually commemorates.” ―John B. Lundstrom, author of Black Shoe Carrier Admiral: Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal

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