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Bull Halsey

Potter, Elmer Belmont

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ISBN 10: 0870211463 / ISBN 13: 9780870211461
Published by Naval Inst Pr, Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A., 1983
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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421pp/illus/maps and end-paper maps. Biography of Admiral Halsey, and his World War II operations in the Pacific Ocean. Light edgewear to dj. Text clean. Bookseller Inventory # 007032

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Title: Bull Halsey

Publisher: Naval Inst Pr, Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition

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Applauded by the public and revered by the men who served under him, Adm. William F. Halsey was one of the leading American personalities of World War II. His reputation as a no-holds-barred fighter and his tough-guy expression earned him the nickname "Bull," yet he was also known for showing genuine compassion toward his men and inspiring them to great feats in the Pacific. Originally disclaiming the praise heaped on him, Halsey eventually came to believe in the swashbuckling legend that surrounded him, and his conduct became increasingly controversial.

Naval historian E. B. Potter, who established his reputation with an award-winning biography of Chester W. Nimitz, gets behind the stereotype of this national hero and describes Halsey at his best and worst, including his controversial actions at Leyte Gulf. To write this book Potter had full access to Halsey's family and to the admiral's private papers and provides detail of Halsey's youth and career before the war. First published in 1985, it remains the definitive study.

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The late E.B. Potter, a longtime history professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and former naval officer who served in the Pacific during World War II, is the author of several books, including Nimitz, Admiral Arleigh Burke, and Sea Power: A Naval History, which he wrote with Admiral Nimitz.

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