The Admirals - Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea-logo

The Admirals - Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea

Walter R. Borneman

How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. In THE ADMIRALS, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time. Drawing upon journals, ship logs, and other primary sources, he brings an incredible historical moment to life, showing us how the four admirals revolutionized naval warfare forever with submarines and aircraft carriers, and how these men-who were both friends and rivals-worked together to ensure that the Axis fleets lay destroyed on the ocean floor at the end of World War II.

How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. In THE ADMIRALS, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time. Drawing upon journals, ship logs, and other primary sources, he brings an incredible historical moment to life, showing us how the four admirals revolutionized naval warfare forever with submarines and aircraft carriers, and how these men-who were both friends and rivals-worked together to ensure that the Axis fleets lay destroyed on the ocean floor at the end of World War II.
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How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. In THE ADMIRALS, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time. Drawing upon journals, ship logs, and other primary sources, he brings an incredible historical moment to life, showing us how the four admirals revolutionized naval warfare forever with submarines and aircraft carriers, and how these men-who were both friends and rivals-worked together to ensure that the Axis fleets lay destroyed on the ocean floor at the end of World War II.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brian Troxell

Length:

17h 10m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

11:04


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

33:43


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

32:43


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

25:59


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

29:17


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

29:26


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

38:27


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

31:55


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

32:49


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

40:16


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

37:23


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

49:18


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

51:11


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

42:45


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

01:02:52


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

45:30


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

59:41


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

01:04:29


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

23:06


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

49:08


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

16:18


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

01:01:31


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

41:48


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

36:53


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

38:48


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

39:02


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

03:59


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

01:31