Admiral Halsey's Story

Admiral Halsey's Story

by William Frederick Halsey

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Fleet Admiral Halsey was attending a reception in 1946 when a woman broke through the crowd around him, grasped his hand, and cried, “I feel as if I were touching the hand of God!”
On the day that Pearl Harbor was attacked, William Frederick Halsey, Jr., was a vice admiral with the signal number 41. He had won the Navy Cross in World War I and also held the Mexican Service Medal and the Victory Medal with Destroyer Clasp. In addition, Greece had given him the Order of the Redeemer, and Chile, the Al Merito, Primera Classe. His vice admiral’s stripes and his long years of diversified service had made him well known in the Navy, but although he was listed in “Who’s Who,” as are all naval officers above captains, few civilians had heard his name.By the time of the reception, five years later, he had become not only the most famous man in the United States Navy but the most famous living naval man in the world. He had jumped from the obscure pages of the “Navy Register” to the front pages of the world’s newspapers, and from there into the pages of history.He had been promoted two grades, his signal number was 7, and his five decorations had increased to twenty-four...

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ISBN-13: 9788834142844
Publisher: Arcadia Press
Publication date: 06/18/2019
Sold by: StreetLib SRL
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 32,633
File size: 390 KB

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Admiral Halsey's Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I was not sure what to expect, but I could hardly put it down. I now know why he was loved by his men. As an old Marine I know he was loved by those at Guaducanal. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in WWE history.
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Anonymous 15 days ago
This book is a must read for those who have interested the real naval war in the Pacific byte the man in led the third fleet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It appears that Admiral Halsey and his collaborator have included all of the ingredients of a great auto-biography, most importantly the admiral's humanity. We Americans have repeatedly been blessed throughout our history with great leaders waiting behind the scenes to be called on in times of national emergency. He had all of the essential qualities demanded in such a situation: Intelligence, courage, steadiness and martial collegiality. It all shows in this book. He's obviously not just another pretty face.