Men of War: Great Naval Leaders of World War II - Stephen HowarthLondon: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1992, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper, a decent copy otherwise.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;
From the cover: “This is a work of truly global naval history. With essays from no fewer than twenty-six eminent naval historians — Japanese, German, British and American — Men of War presents in one volume the war biographies of thirty-one men who between them masterminded and conducted the Second World War at sea. The High Command — Pound, Raeder, King, Yamamoto, Nimitz, Spruance, Donitz and Cunningham, the Air Admirals — Halsey, Mitscher, Nagumo and Ozawa; the Amphibious Admirals -Conolly, Hewitt, Kinkaid and Turner; the Submariners — Kretschmer, Prien and Lockwood; the Anti-Submariners, Tactical and General — Walker, Horton, Stark, Ramsey, Somerville, Fraser, Vian and Burke; and the Unsung Heroes as well, men whose efforts do not usually come into naval histories — Godfrey and Rochefort of the Intelligence branch, Moreel of the Seabees, and the US Marine General Howlin’ Mad Smith.
Men Of War is likely to become one of the standard reference books for anyone interested in the naval aspects of World War Two.”