Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

This landmark study was first published in English by the Naval Institute in 1955. Widely acknowledged for its valuable Japanese insights into the battle that turned the tide of war in the Pacific, the book has made a great impact on American readers over the years. Two Japanese naval aviators who participated in the operation provide an unsparing analysis of what caused Japan's staggering defeat.

Mitsuo Fuchida, who led the first air strike on Pearl Harbor, commanded the Akagi carrier air group and later made a study of the battle at the Japanese Naval War College. Masatake Okumiya, one of Japan's first dive-bomber pilots, was aboard the light carrier Ryujo and later served as a staff officer in a carrier division. Armed with knowledge of top-secret documents destroyed by the Japanese and access to private papers, they show the operation to be ill-conceived and poorly planned and executed, and fault their flag officers for lacking initiative, leadership, and clear thinking. With an introduction by an author known for his study of the battle from the American perspective, the work continues to make a significant contribution to World War II literature.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
TA
Terence Aselford
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
07:46
hr min
RELEASED
2003
December 4
PUBLISHER
Naval Institute Press
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
220.8
MB

Customer Reviews

NYPD Blue ,

Great book on detail

If your looking for a different view on the battle this is it. The book really gave me a feeling of being in the cockpit as we fly, not only over Midway, but Pearl Harbor as well. Very good narration. Highly recommend.

vxc961 ,

One of the few audiobooks I can listen too over and over!

I'm an avid history buff, and this is one of my favorite books--the book starts off with the Japanese perspective on Pearl Harbor, including a description of the attack from the Japanese viewpoint. The narrative of the events leading up to Midway is fantastic, and in my opinion particularly candid--Fuchida and Okumiya have no problem criticismisms themselves, their navy, or ours. I've actually gotten to the point that I try to have maps handy when going through this book, so I can follow along even better!

chevyorange ,

Excellent book, detailed, factual, exciting.

This is one of my very favorite audiobooks I have in my vast collection. It is difficult to find books written by our opponents in WWII but this one does it with grace and humility. The Japanese were worthy adversaries and anyone who is a fan of WWII Pacific Theater will thoroughly enjoy this book.

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