Miracle at Midway

Miracle at Midway

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The inside story of the historic battle that turned the tide in the war for the Pacific Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japana€™s military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for the invasion of Hawaii and beyond. The United States Navy would be waiting for them. Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a huge stroke of luck, the Americans under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz dealt the Japanese navy its first major defeat of the war. Three years of hard fighting remained, but it was at Midway that the tide turned. This vivid, in-depth bestseller is the first book to tell the story of the epic battle from both the American and Japanese sides. In Miracle at Midway, Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon show how America won its first and greatest victory of the Pacific wara€”and how easily it could have been a defeat.12 Somehow, Best missed McCluskya#39;s radioed instructions and assumed his target to be the a€œleft handa€ carrier. ... was Kaga, and to port Akagi.14 As Best made for Kaga, he split his division in three parts, one to hit straight in, the second to port, and the third to starboard. ... on the flight deck near the tower, dove flat as the scream from the dive bombers rose to a bansheelike wail.20 The time was 1022.

Title:Miracle at Midway
Author:Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2014-05-06


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