Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway
By: Jonathan Parshall, Anthony Tully
Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is, without question, one of the most famous battles in history.
Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange’s bestselling Miracle at Midway, Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement.
Unlike previous accounts, Shattered Sword makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. It also corrects the many errors of Mitsuo Fuchida’s Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan, an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted every previous Western account.
It thus forces a major, potentially controversial re-evaluation of the great battle. The authors examine the battle in detail and effortlessly place it within the context of the Imperial Navy’s doctrine and technology.
With a foreword by leading World War II naval historian John Lundstrom, Shattered Sword will become an indispensable part of any military buff’s library.