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Old 09-11-2017, 17:50:06   #1192
jsorense
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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In the '60s.
The Fleet At Flood Tide by James D. Hornfischer (2016)
This is a military history of the conclusion of the war in the Pacific during WWII. It discusses the strategy and the rationale for the bombing campaign over Japan that concluded with the dropping of two atomic bombs which ended the war.
I expected to really like this book based upon my experience with two of the authorís previous books: Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Neptuneís Inferno. However I found it less focused than these other works. Perhaps he tried to put too much, too many, topics in one volume. It ended up being a long slog to finish. I highly recommend the other two books, this on, not so much.
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