Book Review – The Battle of Midway: The Naval Institute Guide to the US Navy’s Greatest Victory

For those who wish to learn more….

The Second World War Military Operations Research Group

Thomas C. Hone (ed.), The Battle of Midway: The Naval Institute Guide to the US Navy’s Greatest Victory. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2013. Illustrations. Chronology. Appendices. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Illustrations. Hbk. 360 pp.

Reviewed by Alexander Clarke, PhD Candidate, King’s College London


They say never judge a book by its cover; however, we all do to some extent. The cover of this book does not disappoint. A beautiful descriptive painting wraps around the work in style. Further reading of the book suggests that the cover turns out to undersell its contents. This is a compilation text, with each chapter providing different authors’ perspectives on a part of the preparation for, its events, or the effect of the Battle of Midway. It provides perspectives from both sides of the battle as well as academic opinion. Sourced from Proceedings and Naval History, the publications of the US Naval Institute…

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Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on March 7, 2015, in Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Naval Institute Press puts out some great books. I’m definitely checking on this one.


  2. I’ve got to get that book.


  3. Very interesting and glad that you re-blogged it!


  4. OK, this is on my list now. Thanks!


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