Halsey's Typhoon

Halsey's Typhoon

The True Story of A Fighting Admiral, An Epic Storm, and An Untold Rescue

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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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
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2007
[United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : 2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781598873535
1598873539
Branch Call Number: Audio Download--Adult
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 45 min.)) : digital

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