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Shattered Sword - 9/3/2011 5:23:28 AM   
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OMG!! My wife just bought me 'Shattered Sword' for my Birthday. I'm like a kid in a candy store. :)

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/3/2011 6:28:39 AM   
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You're in for a treat. Let the historical detail wash over you and enjoy.

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/3/2011 7:08:13 AM   
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I cannot recommend that book enough. I've read it three times and I still find stuff I missed.

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/3/2011 1:08:19 PM   
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Does this book give a lot of details, like OOB's and stats? I'm looking for a good book showing a bit more of the tiny details. Thanks.

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/3/2011 1:41:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: AirGriff

Does this book give a lot of details, like OOB's and stats? I'm looking for a good book showing a bit more of the tiny details. Thanks.


It does. And still manages to be entertaining. One of the best books of WWII history eever...definite must in your library.

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/3/2011 2:26:54 PM   
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ORIGINAL: AirGriff

Does this book give a lot of details, like OOB's and stats? ...


It has a lengthy appendix full of them, from the IJN OOB to its flight logs and rosters.

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/3/2011 2:43:51 PM   
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All HAIL Shattered Sword...



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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/3/2011 5:35:32 PM   
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Anyone have the 411 on Tully's book The Battle of Surigao Strait?

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/3/2011 5:41:50 PM   
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NICE new art SULU!

I haven't heard of this book. Is it New??


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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/3/2011 5:58:52 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: John 3rd

NICE new art SULU!

I haven't heard of this book. Is it New??



Hi John, regarding the signature the transformation to the dark side is complete...

The book was published in 2009
I've thought about it a number of times but chose other titles. If the members recommend the book it will go on my to get list.

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/3/2011 6:19:01 PM   
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Happy birthday and congrats to your wife!

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/6/2011 8:38:11 PM   
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I just order it from Amazon, can't wait!!!

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/6/2011 9:14:29 PM   
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quote:

Does this book give a lot of details, like OOB's and stats? I'm looking for a good book showing a bit more of the tiny details. Thanks.


All of that and more. Definitely the very best treatment of the Battle of Midway that you can get.

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/6/2011 9:16:31 PM   
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The book was published in 2009


*That* looks really interesting! Thanks for the tip.

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/7/2011 12:59:09 PM   
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I found Tully's book on the Suriago Strait to be of almost as high quality as Shattered Sword.  However, a revised account of Suriago is nowhere near as exciting as a revised account of Midway!

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/7/2011 1:40:48 PM   
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Surigao Strait was bascially a "Shooting fish in a barrel" exercise. Hard to be dramatic about that, I think the book concentrates on how the IJN ships died.

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RE: Shattered Sword - 9/7/2011 2:11:39 PM   
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Yeah, pretty much who was where, when.

It was still an interesting read, though -- especially about the role of the PT boats in the area. USN DD torpedo warfare greatly improved from two years before.

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