Desperately fought on the morning of October 25, 1944, the Battle of Samar was an upset victory won by American warships fighting a battle they were ...Show synopsisDesperately fought on the morning of October 25, 1944, the Battle of Samar was an upset victory won by American warships fighting a battle they were never supposed to fight. Filled with riveting details, this is war at sea as it has seldom been presented before.Hide synopsis
Description:New. No dust jacket as issued. Condition new. Clean, no marks at...New. No dust jacket as issued. Condition new. Clean, no marks at all. Great history. Fast shipping. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 512 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
I have been interested in Taffy 3 for a long time. This book gives all the details of the events of the battle of Samar (Leyte Gulf) during WWII. The efforts of the seamen and officers and their courageous action against overwhelming odds won the battle for the US. This book is packed with detail - maybe more than the ordinary person would want. There are good summaries of the actions of Taffy 3 available elsewhere. Still, I am very glad to have this book.
Very well written book. An in-depth telling without the high school history class data approach. The author took a somewhat unbiased approach, and of course as a US citizen I was rooting for the sailors, but I did feel it was still balanced.
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