9/4/13

A good read

I snagged this one last time we were up in the Springs, at the B&N across from the Citadel Mall:

The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy and King - the five-star admirals who won the war at sea

It's very good, offering some interesting insight especially into Leahy, who served as FDR's chief of staff. It also contains some rather succinct observations regarding cooperation between the Army and Navy, and MacArthur's role in all that.

Notice the cover photo on this one. It's an official USN shot, January 1945. The lead battleship is USS Pennsylvania (BB38), followed by USS Colorado (BB45), and then by the cruisers Louisville, Portland, and Columbia moving into Lingayen Gulf, for the bombardment preceding the landings on Luzon.