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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (589 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Evan Thomas Narrator: George Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Based on oral histories, diaries, correspondence, and post-war testimony from both American and Japanese participants, Evan Thomas provides an almost cinematically suspenseful account not only of the great culminating sea battle and the Pacific naval war, but of the contrasting cultures pitted against each other.

The book focuses on four naval commanders, two American, two Japanese, whose lives collided at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944 - a clash involving more ships (almost 300), more men (nearly 200,000) and covering a larger area (more than 100 thousand square miles, roughly the size of the British Isles) than any naval battle in recorded history. Sea of Thunder is the story of the titanic and grotesque cultural misunderstanding between people who consistently misjudged and underestimated each other. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael Gerald | 2/18/2014

    " I bought a hardcover copy of "Sea of Thunder" in my home city of Quezon in the Philippines for just the equivalent of 4 dollars, and it is an excellent read. I am a Filipino, so it was amazing to read of this great battle that happened in Philippine waters. It was thrilling to read of the Japanese invaders annihilated, as my country was liberated from this terrible oppression. The Japanese navy was virtually wiped out in these naval battles. The liberation of the Philippines was thanks to American and Filipino efforts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Craig Brantley | 2/11/2014

    " New infomation on the Japanese side of the naval battles of WW2. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Davidson | 2/7/2014

    " Another of the "crossover" history books that seek to integrate narrative form with historical research, Thomas lays out in simplified terms the scope of the Pacific naval theater in World War II. As is typical for this brand of book, there are no footnotes and depth is sacrificed deliberately to maintain narrative flow. An interesting read, but ultimately adds little to the current field of naval history in World War II. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rdmcguire | 1/13/2014

    " Interesting way the author got into the heads of the major players of this great sea battle. "

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