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Published by Zebra Books in New York .
Written in English


  • King, Ernest Joseph, 1878-1956.,
  • Nimitz, Chester W. 1885-1966.,
  • Spruance, Raymond Ames, 1886-1969.,
  • Turner, Richmond Kelly, 1885-1961.,
  • Halsey, William Frederick, 1882-1959.,
  • Kinkaid, Thomas Cassin, 1888-1972.,
  • Admirals -- United States.,
  • World War II. -- Naval operations, American.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Charles E. Pfannes and Victor A. Salamone
ContributionsSalamone, Victor A.
The Physical Object
Pagination416 p. :
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24208616M
ISBN 100821717553
ISBN 109780821717554

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