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This is the first paperback edition of the revisionist work about Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher, who won his battles at sea but lost the war of public opinion. A surface warrior, Fletcher led the carrier forces in the Pacific that won against all odds at Coral Sea, Midway, and the Eastern Solomon's. Despite these successes, during the post-war Fletcher had become one of the most controversial figures in U.S. naval history and was portrayed as a timid bungler who failed to relieve Wake Island and who deliberately abandoned the Marines at Guadalcanal.
  • ISBN13: 9781591144199
  • Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00672
Publication DateFebruary 15, 2013
Primary CategoryBiography & Autobiography/Military

Black Shoe Carrier Admiral: Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal

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