The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945
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The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945

Title:The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945
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  • Sep 11, 2016

    This is an excellent narrative account of the second half of the war in the Pacific, from 1944 to the end. Its military focus is balanced by the human side of things with character portraits of a sele...

  • Sep 25, 2016

    Full disclosure: James D. Hornfischer’s first book, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour is my all-time favorite book about Worl...

  • Dec 30, 2016

    In looking at the final year of World War II in the Pacific, Mr Hornfischer has written a superb account of the Marianas campaign and the ensuing bombing campaign that was launched from those islands,...

  • Dec 24, 2016

    I had been waiting for the release of the Fleet at Flood Tide with great anticipation and this book did not disappoint. This is the fourth book I have read by this author and like the others, the Flee...

  • Jul 25, 2016

    I have long been a student of US and US military history. Having had two now deceased uncles who both served in the European Theater and several familyfriends and parishioners who served in both the E...

  • Dec 12, 2016

    Sometime between "Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" and this book, Hornfischer morphed from a decent, but hardly exceptional author, to a masterful one, capped by in-depth research. And he's describi...

  • Nov 10, 2016

    This is a magisterial view of the US Navy in the Pacific from 1944 to 1945. The author points out that were it not for the capture of Saipan, Tinian and Guam, the war would have gone on beyond 1945 wi...

  • Feb 25, 2017

    I really enjoy reading history but I have to admit that the history of WWII is probably my least favorite subject area. I think the reasons for this are that this war was too clearly defined in terms ...

  • Mar 20, 2017

    This is the third in Hornfischer's excellent trilogy of the American War in the Pacific. Beginning with the campaign to take the Marianas, he chooses to focus on Admiral Raymond Spruance, the amphibio...

  • Dec 31, 2016

    Hornfischer’s new book “The Fleet at Flood Tide” is about the U. S. invasion of Saipan. The author details the fighting on shore, which he states inaugurated a new level of violence in the Pacif...