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The Resource Black shoe carrier admiral : Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal, John B. Lundstrom

Black shoe carrier admiral : Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal, John B. Lundstrom

Label
Black shoe carrier admiral : Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal
Title
Black shoe carrier admiral
Title remainder
Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal
Statement of responsibility
John B. Lundstrom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A surface warrior-- in contrast to a "brown shoe" naval aviator-- Fletcher led the carrier forces that won against all odds at Coral Sea, Midway, and the Eastern Solomons. These and other early carrier victories decided the Pacific War not only because they inflicted crippling losses but also because they denied Japan key strategic positions in the region. Despite these successes, by 1950 Fletcher had become one of the most controversial figures in U.S. naval history and was portrayed as a timid bungler who failed to relieve Wake Island in December 1941 and who deliberately abandoned the Marines at Guadalcanal. Drawing on many newly discovered documents, massive dispatch files, and personal papers that no historian has previously used, the author offers not only a fresh look at Fletcher's decisions and actions but also a careful analysis of the effect of radio intelligence on decision making in the carrier battles during the first nine months of the war in the Pacific
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lundstrom, John B
Dewey number
940.545973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
D767
LC item number
.L86 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fletcher, Frank Jack
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Aircraft carriers
  • Midway, Battle of, 1942
  • Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943
  • Coral Sea, Battle of the, 1942
Label
Black shoe carrier admiral : Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal, John B. Lundstrom
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 607-618) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xxii, 638 pages
Isbn
9781591144199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)813287503
  • 2096695
Label
Black shoe carrier admiral : Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal, John B. Lundstrom
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 607-618) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xxii, 638 pages
Isbn
9781591144199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)813287503
  • 2096695

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