Please let me know whether your new book contains any information regarding camouflage patterns applied on the carriers during WW II - I've found plenty of information about USN patterns, but the RN remains a mystery to me in this field. Even the photographs found in the book about the British Pacific Fleet are not very usefull.
Finally, today I've finished the 2 volumes of George C. Dyers The Amphibians Came to Conquer - The Story of Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner in the printed version (that is, a REAL book, with paper and pages,not an e-book). On and off it took me 14 months to read it all - with breaks. Got it as Christmas present in 2012.
What a read!
I have learned a lot about amphibious warfare during the Pacific War, about planning, the actual procedures, the differences between ship-to-shore and shore-to-shore operations, OOB's, command decisions, etc etc etc - in my view it's the definite work on the USN island hopping campaign, although it almost exclusively focuses on the Amphibious Force Actions. As the subtitle says, it's also the biography of Kelly Turner - a very interesting commanding officer in the Pacific War. Highly recommended - it's also available for free online, but I prefer to possess the books (or E-Books) myself.
As for printed books, I'll start E.B.Potter's Bull Halsey tonight - on the Kindle it's still Corrigan's book as mentioned above.
"A big butcher's bill is not necessarily evidence of good tactics"
- Wavell's reply to Churchill, after the latter complained about faint-heartedness, as he discovered that British casualties in the evacuation from Somaliland had been only 260 men.