In this, the concluding narrative volume of the series, Morison describes the famous campaigns for the capture of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, in which he participated. The details of these operations are described vividly, even passionately, with nothing spared as to the grim consequences of the kamikaze suicide crashes by enemy planes on the radar ...
In this, the concluding narrative volume of the series, Morison describes the famous campaigns for the capture of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, in which he participated. The details of these operations are described vividly, even passionately, with nothing spared as to the grim consequences of the kamikaze suicide crashes by enemy planes on the radar picket destroyers and other ships.
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Very Good-in Good+ dust jacket. Lightly used hardcover with dust jacket, Stated 1975 Edition, Sixth Printing. covers mildly scuffed, mild rubbing and wear to dj edges, 1/2" closed tear with mild creasing at bottom front corner, not price-clipped. binding remains solid, no marks to text, boards lightly rubbed along edges otherwise clean, deckled page edges lightly scuffed but clean.; 8.90 X 6.10 X 1.50 inches; 407 pages.
Morison, Samuel Eliot., Little Brown & Co., 1960, c1960, 1st Edition, cloth w/gilt spine titles, vg w/chipped dj, 407 pp w/index & appendices, B & W photographic & other illus. w/folding map, 8vo, "History of the U.S. Naval Operations in World War II, Volume XIV"
I'm a 70 yr old history buff and became a fan of SE Morison while in high school when I read volume XII "Leyte". Since then I have collected all 15 volumes in the set and have finally finished after 53 years. If you like narrative history, this is a great read. Since he was "there" for many of these events it lends a lot of credence to what he says. If you're a dates, names and numbers historian, he has that as well.
Jul 5, 2007
Victory in the Pacifc: 1945
This is the 14th and last volume (excluding the index) dealing with the history of U.S. naval operations in World War II. I have now read the entire set, including the index, which is quite useful. In fact, I recommend that it be read first. The series can be read in any order as each book, although each picks up where the previous volume left off, can be read as a stand alone title so that, if one is interested in any particular arena of the war, the reader can purchase and read the single volume dealing with that area without missing anything by not having read any of the earlier volumes.
The same comments that apply to Volume IV apply to the entire set. The title is an exact summary of the book's content and the book provides a very detailed account of the subject events. It does not relate personal accounts (except in a very few cases) but does thoroughly describe the action. Any one seriously interested in U.S. Naval operations in World War II can not go wrong with this series.
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