The Quiet Warrior: A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance (Classics of Naval Literature) (Paperback)

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By Thomas B. Buell, John B. Lundstrom (Introduction by)
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Regarded as the standard biography of World War II naval hero Adm. Raymond A. Spruance, this work is now available in trade paperback for the first time. Spruance, victor of the battles of Midway and the Philippine Sea and commander of the Fifth Fleet in the invasions of the Gilberts, the Marshalls, the Marianas, and Okinawa, is one of the towering figures in American naval history. Yet his reserved, cerebral personality did not make good copy for correspondents, and until the publication of The Quiet Warrior he remained an elusive figure. Thomas Buell has succeeded in evoking the nature of the man as well as recording the achievements of the admiral in this brilliant biography, which won the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement the year of its publication.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781591140856
ISBN-10: 1591140854
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2009
Pages: 518
Language: English
Series: Classics of Naval Literature