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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (328 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bob Drury, Tom Clavin Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In December 1944, while on a mission to support MacArthur's invasion of the Philippines, Admiral William "Bull" Halsey unwittingly steered his fleet of 170 ships into the teeth of a massive typhoon. The storm ultimately inflicted twice as much destruction and loss of life as the Battle of Midway, but Navy brass suppressed the scope of the disaster so as not to compromise the American advance on Tokyo. After the ensuing Court of Inquiry, Halsey never spoke again of the disaster.

It is only now, thanks to documents declassified sixty years after the events and scores of firsthand accounts from survivors, that the story finally has been told.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carolyn Cline | 2/17/2014

    " True story of the fortitude of the Greatest Generation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by bartlebee | 2/15/2014

    " The story told in this book is quite amazing. I feel, however, that the writing could have used another pass by an editor. In the end, it's well worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kivrin | 2/10/2014

    " I'm actually reading this for the second time. Great book with lots of information on America's WWII navy. I'd never heard anything about this incident--fleet was decimated by a typhoon in the Pacific. Great details but the author doesn't get bogged down in them. Edge of your seat reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ron | 1/20/2014

    " A neighbor gave me this book to read. He was on one of the ships caught in this storm during WWII. Pretty interesting beginning to the story. "

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