Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway: The Japanese Story of the Battle of Midway
Unlike previous accounts, Shattered Sword makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. It also corrects the many errors of Mitsuo Fuchida's Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan, an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted every previous Western account. It thus forces a major, potentially controversial reevaluation of the great battle. The authors examine the battle in detail and effortlessly place it within the context of the Imperial Navy's doctrine and technology. With a foreword by leading WWII naval historian John Lundstrom, Shattered Sword will become an indispensable part of any military buff's library. Winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the"Best Book in U.S. Naval History" and cited by Proceedings as one of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005.
"This incredible book shatters all previous notions on how the Battle of Midway was fought. It also shatters all the standards for military reference works. SHATTERED SWORD will come to be regarded as a benchmark in modern history, for it brings to bear all the tools of modern communication technology in a way that has never been done before. [It] utterly refutes the conclusions of most of the previous accounts of the battle. . . . This book is a page turner, but its importance and its wealth of detail will deman an immediate re-reading." --Walter J. Boyne, former director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and author of BEYOND THE WILD BLUE: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, 1947-1997"Jon Parshall and Anthony Tully explain, in an entirely new light and from a fresh perspective, how the Japanese navy fought the Battle of Midway. Extensively researched, soundly reasoned, and engagingly and colorfully written, Shattered Sword is the most original piece of scholarship on this decisive event since John B. Lundstrom's groundbreaking The First Team."--Robert J. Cressman, editor and principal author of A Glorious Page in Our History: The Battle of Midway --Robert J. Cressman (06/07/2017)"To really know about the Battle of Midway, you must read this book."--John B. Lundstrom, author of The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway --John B. Lundstrom (06/07/2017)
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