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Nathan Miller (1) (1927–2004)

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Nathan Miller is the author of thirteen books, He has been nominated five times for the Pulitzer Prize in history and biography, and his books have been assigned reading at the U.S. Naval Academy, the U. S. Naval War College, and the Naval Post-Graduate School. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Kanoninen nimi
Miller, Nathan
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
University of Maryland
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies at the University of Maryland
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The Millers' steadfast patronage is honored and remembered by the annual Nathan and Jeanette Miller Lecture in American History and Public Affairs and by the continuing effort to enhance the study of history through the Center at the University of Maryland that now bears their name.



A ripping good yarn.
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gmillar | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 10, 2024 |
This is a great book for the naval history of World War II. Miller covers the significant sea battles of all the participants, unlike some books which focus on a single battle/campaign/nation. Highly recommended and I wish there was a companion volume for armies in WWII.
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Jeff.Rosendahl | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 21, 2021 |
This book is a well-paced and easy-to-follow narrative of the major naval battles and operations of World War II. Miller does a great job of showing the ubiquity of naval support in many of the most well-known operations of World War II (e.g., the D-Day invasion), as well as tracing the fascinating way in which World War II forever shifted the nature of naval warfare. In fact, the Allies were victors partly because of their willingness to adapt to the new realities of naval warfare presented by the advent of the submarine and the aircraft carrier. Though there are heroes aplenty (as in all stories of war), Miller's history really is focused on descriptions of the specific naval engagements and their significance for the war's final outcomes. That's not to say that Miller doesn't relate personal stories of individual sailors (he does), but that it's always quite clear that those stories are secondary to his objective.

Miller, though he weaves together the narratives of the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, does a good job of demonstrating the unique challenges faced in each arena. This is also a story that proves once again how uncertain the Allied victory really was, especially in the early years (1941-1943). In Admiral Dönitz, the commander of the Nazi submarine force, had been given the force he initially requested, it is quite likely that world history would be very different. Other than Hitler himself, most of the German military leaders were brilliant tacticians and consistently overmatched and outmaneuvered their Allied counterparts. It was interesting to me that the Japanese appear NOT to have been so wily, with the important exception of the Pearl Harbor attack. The challenge of the Pacific theater was the Japanese sense of honor that did not allow surrender (epitomized in the kamikaze). Their determination to fight to the last man against technically overwhelming odds made me realize again how fraught America's decision to utilize the nuclear bomb was. If I were honest, I would have thought twice about invading Japan as well after the bloodbaths of Iwo Jima and Okinawa ("total casualties for those operations exceeded those suffered during the previous three years of the Pacific war," p. 528-29) and probably would have elected to utilize the bomb.

Reading at the level of a hobbyist, I would highly recommend Miller's history. It is very engaging and understandable. There are a variety of helpful maps and a chart of comparable naval ranks/titles for the German, British, and American naval services. The only other chart I could have wished for was a chart of naval vessel types arrayed in order of size and/or function (I still don't know the difference between a "pocket battleship" and "battleship," and I can't recall that Miller ever explained it). With a military operation the size of World War II, it is very, very difficult to find the one-volume, high-level overviews that cover all the important elements; Miller has handily accomplished this challenging feat and contributed much to my own understanding of the nature of World War II.
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Jared_Runck | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 29, 2018 |
traces the rise of carrier-based air forces from defensive escort duty in the North Atlantic to the climactic duels in the Pacific that forever changed the nature of sea power.
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MasseyLibrary | Mar 26, 2018 |

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