Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue

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Halsey’s Typhoon is the story of World War II’s most unexpected disaster at sea. In the final days of 1944, Admiral William Bull” Halsey is the Pacific theater’s most popular and colorful naval hero. After a string of victories, the Fighting Admiral” and his thirty-thousand-man Third Fleet are charged with protecting General MacArthur’s flank during the invasion of the Philippine island of Mindoro. But in the midst of the landings, Halsey attempts a complicated refueling maneuver and unwittingly drives his 170 ships into the teeth of a massive typhoon. Halsey’s men find themselves battling 90-foot waves and 150 mph winds amid the chaos, three ships are sunk and nearly nine hundred sailors and officers are swept into the Philippine Sea. For three days, small bands of survivors battle dehydration, exhaustion, sharks, and the elements awaiting rescue at the hands of the courageous lieutenant commander Henry Lee Plage, who, defying orders, sails his tiny destroyer escort, the USS Tabberer, back into the storm to rescue drifting sailors. Halsey’s Typhoon is a gripping true tale of courage and survival against impossible odds and one of the finest untold World War II sagas of our time.

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Typhoon Cobra devastated Admiral William "Bull" Halsey's Pacific Fleet in December 1944, sinking ships, smashing airplanes, and throwing sailors to the sharks. Presenting the story as if it were a TV documentary, Eric Conger uses his voice as a portal to allow the story to tell itself. The narration succeeds at becoming invisible, adding no unnecessary drama to the already compelling tale. Conger adopts a professorial style in passages explaining the physics of tropical storm development and relaxes into informality for first-person accounts retrieved from interviews and historical records. The book's only dry moments come from the text's occasional forays into assessing blame for the disaster, and these are blessedly few. R.L.L. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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