Tidal Wave by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver audiobook

Tidal Wave: From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay

By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Read by Tom Perkins

Tantor Audio 9781472825483

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781977311689

  • ISBN: 9781977311689

Runtime: 13.02 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The United States Navy won such overwhelming victories in 1944 that, had the navy faced a different enemy, the war would have been over at the conclusion of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

However, in the moment of victory on 25 October 1944, the U.S. Navy found itself confronting an enemy that had been inconceivable until it appeared. The kamikaze, 'divine wind' in Japanese, was something Americans were totally unprepared for; a violation of every belief held in the West. The attacks were terrifying: regardless of the damage inflicted on an attacking airplane, there was no certainty of safety aboard the ship until that airplane was completely destroyed.

Based on first-person accounts, Tidal Wave is the story of the naval campaigns in the Pacific from the victory at Leyte Gulf to the end of the war, in which the U.S. Navy would fight harder for survival than ever before.

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Author Bio: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Author Bio: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver is the author of Aces of the 78th Fighter Group, Air Combat Annals, and Fabled Fifteen: The Pacific War Saga of Carrier Air Group 15. He has also written articles for a number of publications, including Air Enthusiast, Air Force Magazine, and the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings Magazine.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 13.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English