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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Chester Nimitz
Despite its length this is an extremely readable book especially recommended for anyone who has never read previous biographies of these four important individuals -- or, perhaps, needs an update on their lives and contributions to victory in World War II.
It was during the spring of 1942 that the tide of the Pacific War began to shift — not in a battle at sea, it turned out, but in the depths of "the dungeon."
Brayton Harris' "Admiral Nimitz" is the easy-to-read story of the career of the nation's foremost Navy flag officer of the 20th century. Mr. Harris has done an admirable job of condensing a long and colorful career into a mere 256 pages.
Craig Symonds has delivered yet another outstanding work, a work that will set the standard for studies of the Battle of Midway for years to come. Even if one thinks one knows all there is to know about Midway, Mr. Symonds' plethora of new facts, rationales for what and why each side performed the way it did, human interest stories and more make "The Battle of Midway" indispensable.
A nonprofit "friends" group has formed to work with the National Park Service and Marine Corps representatives to raise funds to improve the Iwo Jima monument, which was dedicated in 1954 and pays tribute to U.S. Marines who have died in defense of the country since 1775.
"Nimitz said, 'Had it not been for the excellent intelligence I was given, we would have read about the capture of Midway in the morning newspaper,'" Mr. Showers recalled. "And that's absolutely true."