03 Apr '15, 12pm

4/3/1942: ADM Nimitz is named Commander-in-Chief (CINCPOA & CINCPAC).@USNIBooks #WWIIhistory htt…

4/3/1942: ADM Nimitz is named Commander-in-Chief (CINCPOA & CINCPAC).@USNIBooks #WWIIhistory htt…

Called a great book worthy of a great man, this definitive biography of the commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet in World War II, first published in 1976 and now available in paperback for the first time, continues to be considered the best book ever written about Adm. Chester W. Nimitz. Highly respected by both the civilian and naval communities, Nimitz was sometimes overshadowed by more colorful warriors in the Pacific such as MacArthur and Halsey. Potter's lively and authoritative style fleshes out Admiral Nimitz's personality to help readers appreciate the contributions he made as the principal architect of Japan 's defeat. Following the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, President Roosevelt named Nimitz as commander of the Pacific Fleet. An experienced and respected leader, Nimitz was also an effective military strategist who directed U.S. forces ...

Full article: http://www.usni.org/store/books/recently-published/nimitz

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