Author(s): Craig L. Symonds
The Battle of Midway in the central Pacific, on the morning of June 4, 1942, marked a dramatic turning point in the Second World War, when Allied forces seized the upper hand from the Axis powers. Lincoln Prize winner Craig Symonds offers an account of the Battle from a global perspective, as well as of the first six months of the war.
an excellent addition to the pantheon of important literature about the transcendent American nvala victory at Midway. The Battle of Midway deserves to be read and enjoyed. Naval History Outstanding...Symonds' plethora of new facts, rationales for what and why each side performed the way it did, human interest interest stories and more make 'The Battle of Midway' indispensable. Washington Times
INTRODUCTION; 1. CINCPAC; 2. THE KID? BUTAI; 3. THE BROWNSHOE NAVY; 4. AMERICAN COUNTERSTRIKE; 5. SEEKING THE DECISIVE BATTLE; 6. PETE AND JIMMY; 7. THE CODEBREAKERS; 8. THE CORAL SEA; 9. THE EVE OF BATTLE; 10. OPENING ACT; 11. NAGUMO'S DILEMMA (4:00 A.M. TO 8:30 A.M.); 12. THE FLIGHT TO NOWHERE (7:00 A.M. TO 11:20 A.M.); 13. ATTACK OF THE TORPEDO SQUADRONS (8:30 A.M. TO 10:20 A.M.); 14. THE TIPPING POINT (7:00 A.M. TO 10:30 A.M.); 15. THE JAPANESE COUNTERSTRIKE (11:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.); 16. DENOUEMENT; EPILOGUE