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Five Star Coward

Duncan, Sam, and Cynthia, Roedig (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0991089332 / ISBN 13: 9780991089338
Published by Good Oak Press, LLC, Tucson, AZ, 2014
Condition: Very good. Soft cover
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Glued binding. 98 p. Illustrations, black & white. During the Second World War, Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr. was presented to the American public as a national hero. Five Star Coward tells a darker and lesser-known story of Admiral Halsey and three U.S. Navy destroyers he ordered into Typhoon Cobra in December, 1944 From Wikipedia: "Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr., (October 30, 1882 August 16, 1959) known as Bill Halsey or Bull Halsey was an American fleet admiral in the United States Navy. At the start of the War in the Pacific (1941 45) Halsey commanded the task force centered on the carrier Enterprise in a series of raids against Japanese-held targets. He was made commander, South Pacific Area and led the Allied forces over the course of the Battle for Guadalcanal (1942 43) and the fighting up the Solomon chain (1942 45). In 1943 he was made commander of the Third Fleet, the post he held through the duration of hostilities.". Bookseller Inventory # 70156

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Title: Five Star Coward

Publisher: Good Oak Press, LLC, Tucson, AZ

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Trade paperback

Illustrator: Cram, Robert (Cover Illustration)

Book Condition: Very good.

Edition: Presumed first edition/first printing.

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During the Second World War, Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr. was presented to the American public as a national hero, in part by the writings of Joseph Bryan III, associate editor of the Saturday Evening Post. Bryan was also a former naval officer as well as the son of one Halsey's personal friends. Five Star Coward tells a darker and lesser-known story of Admiral Halsey and three U.S. Navy destroyers he ordered into Typhoon Cobra in December, 1944.

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