World War II at Sea: A Global History

World War II at Sea: A Global History

Author of Lincoln and His Admirals (winner of the Lincoln Prize), The Battle of Midway (Best Book of the Year, Military History Quarterly), and Operation Neptune (winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature), Craig L. Symonds ranks among the country's finest naval historians. World War II at Sea is his crowning achievement, a narrative of the entire war a Author of Lincoln and His Admirals (winner of the Lincoln Prize), The Battle of Midway (Best Book of the Year, Military H...

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Title:World War II at Sea: A Global History
Author:Craig L. Symonds
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Genres:History
ISBN:World War II at Sea: A Global History
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:770 pages pages

World War II at Sea: A Global History Reviews

  • Matt
    Jul 09, 2018
    ?As if a giant hammer had smashed down on her amidships, the Hood broke in half, her bow jackknifing upward to a forty-five-degree angle while flames and smoke soared into the sky. Watching from the Bismarck, [Captain] Lindemann?s adjutant, Burkard Mullenheim-Rechberg, recalled see...
  • Jeff Dow
    May 16, 2018
    A good survey of the war at sea...a surprisingly fast read for such a heavy topic ...
  • Doug Cornelius
    Feb 28, 2018
    I try to keep looking for ways to interact with my kids in new ways. My son loves reading about military history, so I though I would add a book on that topic to my reading list. Reading it together would give us more things to talk about. Oxford University Press was kind enough to ...
  • Mike
    Aug 03, 2018
    I love WWII history and this was a refreshing take. It is well written and flows nicely. ...
  • Steve
    Jun 16, 2018
    A great and interesting read on naval battles fought in the Atlantic, Pacific, and the Mediterranean during World War II. ...
  • Lou
    May 31, 2018
    i enjoyed reading about WW II but mostly land battles, i.e. Iwo Jima, Okinawa, but anyone interested in the War at Sea this is a good book. Mr. Symonds does a fabulous job detailing the sea battles, i.e. the Battle of Midway, Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Navy's part in the landings at Oki...
  • Steve Shoemaker
    Jul 08, 2018
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  • David
    Jul 11, 2018
    I received this book through a FirstReads giveaway on GoodReads. This well written single volume history of the naval campaigns of World War II begins with the author setting the stage for the global naval situation prior to the 1939 in the prologue and covering all naval actions of...
  • Denise
    May 30, 2018
    A book for people serious about history (not just with a casual interest) but still very readable. ...
  • Christian
    Jun 25, 2018
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  • Peter Goodman
    Aug 12, 2018
    ?World War II at Sea: a global history,? by Craig L. Symonds (Oxford, 2018). Yep, that?s what it is. Symonds was chair of the department of naval history at the US Naval Academy, where he is currently distinguished professor of maritime history. He carries his erudition lightly. ...
  • Brian Asalone
    Jul 25, 2018
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  • Richard Kratz
    Jul 26, 2018
    Logistics wins wars, and this book made the topic interesting It is rare to see a WWII history that so clearly shows how all of the pieces of a nation's capabilities, industrial, political as well as military, work together. The author has made this subject into a page turning book ...
  • Kenneth E Lanham
    Aug 09, 2018
    Excellent Single Volume History Of The War At Sea Notable for expansive treatment of the Italian Navy. There has to be limits to inclusiveness if the book is to remain a single volume. However areas that could have deserved more coverage include the fighting in the Indian Ocean, the...
  • Richard Colapinto
    Jul 25, 2018
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  • Peter L
    May 29, 2018
    WW II at Sea: a full account of the global Naval history of WW2 Craig Symonds recounts all major battles at sea in WW II. He tells a little of character of all the major figures & goes on write about important happenings & relates important information not found elsewhere. I...
  • David N Lee II
    Jun 22, 2018
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  • Mark Richardson
    May 28, 2018
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    Jun 17, 2018
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  • Grouchy Historian
    May 10, 2018
    Absolutely magnificent. A single volume history of the naval campaigns of World War 2 that has just enough detail. What makes this book really stand out is how the author ties together the world-wide nature of the naval campaign, something rarely done well an any history of World War 2...
  • Billie
    May 22, 2018
    This well written book covers the naval war of World War II between the years 1939 and 1945. It offers a global perspective of the major engagements. The author expertly tells about the mechanics of warfare on the sea and explains about the nature of the war. The entire naval history o...
  • Steve
    Jun 17, 2018
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  • Gerry Kahle
    Aug 10, 2018
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    Jul 02, 2018
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  • jeff keller
    Jul 02, 2018
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  • James D
    Jun 25, 2018
    Outstanding effort. Time well spent ...
  • jonathan schwartz
    Jun 15, 2018
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  • Stephen Herschkowitz
    Jul 12, 2018
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  • Nazia
    Aug 12, 2018
    a very informative book which gives information about the global history WW-II in the sea. ...
  • Duane
    Jul 01, 2018
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