THE QUIET WARRIOR; A BIOGRAPHY OF ADMIRAL RAYMOND A. SPRUANCE.

Buell, Thomas B. John B. Lundstrom (Introduction, Notes). [Raymond A. Spruance, 1886-1969.]

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Second printing (as stated upon copyright page). xviii, 486 pages. Hardcover; H 24cm x L 16cm. Dust jacket rubbed, color fading to spine panel, spine and flap fold ends nicked; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Dark gray cloth, spine heel bumped. Some soiling and light stains to fore-edge. Interior pages are clean. A very good copy in a very good- dust jacket. With pictorial endpapers, frontispiece b/w portrait, Introduction, Chronology, b/w illustrations, maps and charts, three appendices, Bibliography, and Index. Uncommon biography of US Navy Admiral Raymond Ames Spruance (1886-1969) who commanded American WWII naval victories against Japan at the Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Philippine Sea as well as the capture of the Gilbert Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Marianas, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. ISBN 0316114707. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Regarded as the standard biography of World War II naval hero Adm. Raymond A. Spruance, this work is now available in trade paperback for the first time. Spruance, victor of the battles of Midway and the Philippine Sea and commander of the Fifth Fleet in the invasions of the Gilberts, the Marshalls, the Marianas, and Okinawa, is one of the towering figures in American naval history. Yet his reserved, cerebral personality did not make "good copy" for correspondents, and until the publication of The Quiet Warrior he remained an elusive figure. Thomas Buell has succeeded in evoking the nature of the man as well as recording the achievements of the admiral in this brilliant biography, which won the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement the year of its publication.

About the Author: Cdr. Thomas B. Buell, USN (Ret.) was a noted naval historian the author of several books, most notably Master of Seapower: A Biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King and The Quiet Warrior: A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance. He died in 2003.

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Title: THE QUIET WARRIOR; A BIOGRAPHY OF ADMIRAL ...
Publisher: Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1974.

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