The Two-Ocean War: A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War

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Naval Institute Press, 2007 - History - 611 pages
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Originally published in 1963, this classic, single-volume history draws on Morison's definitive 15-volume History of United States Naval Operations in World War II. More than a condensation, The Two-Ocean War highlights the major components of the larger work: the preparation for war, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the long war of attrition between submarines and convoys in the Atlantic, the battles of the Coral Sea and Midway, the long grind of Guadalcanal, the leapfrogging campaigns among the Pacific islands, the invasion of continental Europe, the blazes of glory at Leyte and Okinawa, and the final, grudging surrender of the Japanese.

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

This is a good read if you are brushing up on naval history of WW2, especially some of the lesser known actions in the Pacific. However, it is not as scholarly as more modern writings on the subject ... Read full review

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If you can't find what you want in this book, does Samuel Eliot Morison have an offer for you! As other reviewers have pointed out, Morison authored a comprehensive naval history of American ... Read full review

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Samuel Eliot Morisonis the author of eleven books, including two Pulitzer Prize winners, on early American history and US naval history.

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