Review: SEA OF THUNDER by Evan Thomas

Pacific Theater

by Ronald Spector for NY Times Books (Jan. 7, 2007)

“A peculiar characteristic of warfare after 1945 was that while navies became steadily more powerful and more expensive, naval battles — that is, combat between fleets of ships at sea — became almost extinct. Thus it is easy to understand the fascination of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the last great naval confrontation of the 20th century, fought from Oct. 23 to 26, 1944, between the American and Japanese Navies in the waters off the Philippines. ”

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