New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara transports us to the Battle of Midway in another masterpiece of military historical fiction, picking up where To Wake the Giant left off.
It is the spring of 1942. The United States is still reeling from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Americans, on the other hand, are adamant about turning the tide. Commander Joe Rochefort, a little-known "code breaker" who cracks Japanese military encryption, provided the key. Admiral Chester Nimitz will know exactly what the Japanese are planning thanks to Rochefort's amazing discovery.
However, the fight against those plans must continue.
The shocking conflict is seen through the eyes of Rochefort, Admiral Nimitz, fighter pilot Lieutenant Percy "Perk" Baker, and Marine Gunnery Sergeant Doug Ackroyd on the American side.
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is the mastermind on the Japanese side. Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, who is aging and infirm, and Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi, a firebrand who has no patience for Nagumo's hesitation, are two of his most important subordinates. These two men must work together to complete Yamamoto's chess game, unaware that the Americans are watching their every move on the sea and in the air.
Jeff Shaara describes in vivid detail what happens when these two sides finally meet, in what will go down in history as one of the most decisive and heroic battles ever fought.
The best examples of combat I've ever seen. In The Eagle's Claw, he recounts one single battle that changed not only the outcome of a war but the course of our entire global history, with his trademark you-are-there immediacy and signature depth of research.
Midway's story has been told many times before, but never quite like this.... Read More