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The eagle's claw : a novel of the Battle of Midway / Jeff Shaara.

Shaara, Jeff, 1952- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Tamaqua Public Library.
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Pottsville District Libraries. (Show)

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Tamaqua Public Library SHA (Text) 30TPL001883105 Adult New Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525619444
  • ISBN: 0525619445
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 321 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2021.

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Jeff Shaara recounts in electrifying detail the U.S. Navy's surge to defend its country in what will become known as one of the most definitive and heroic examples of combat ever seen: the Battle of Midway. In this biting new tale, Shaara shares the stories of all ranks and the unique sacrifices each man is compelled to bravely make for the sake of country, freedom, and honour. Author of "To Wake the Giant."
Spring 1942. The United States is reeling from the blow inflicted at Pearl Harbor, but is determined to turn the tide. The key comes from Commander Joe Rochefort, a little known "code breaker" who cracks the Japanese military encryption. Admiral Chester Nimitz will know precisely what the Japanese are planning. On the Japanese side, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto's key subordinates are Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, aging and infirm, and Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi, a firebrand who has no patience for Nagumo's hesitation. As they play out the chess game designed by Yamamoto, they have no idea that the Americans are anticipating their every move on the sea and in the air. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966 > Fiction.
Rochefort, Joe, 1900-1976 > Fiction.
Yamamoto, Isoroku, 1884-1943 > Fiction.
Nagumo, Chūichi, 1887-1944 > Fiction.
Midway, Battle of, 1942 > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Pacific Area > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, American > Fiction.
Cryptographers > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
War stories.

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