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By Brayton Harris

Chester Nimitz was once an admiral's Admiral, thought of by means of many to be the best naval chief of the final century. After the assault on Pearl Harbor, Nimitz assembled the forces, chosen the leaders, and - as commander of all U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces within the Pacific Ocean - led the cost one island at a time, one conflict at a time, towards victory. a super strategist, he astounded contemporaries by way of reaching army victories opposed to incredible odds, outpacing extra flamboyant luminaries like normal Douglas MacArthur and Admiral "Bull" Halsey. And he used to be there to simply accept, on behalf of the U.S., the quit of the japanese aboard the battleship USS Missouri in August 1945. during this first biography in over 3 a long time, Brayton Harris makes use of long-overlooked documents and lately declassified files to deliver to lifestyles considered one of America's maximum wartime heroes.

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