Admiral Bill Halsey


  • Author : Thomas Alexander Hughes
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2016-05-02
  • ISBN : 0674969294
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

William Halsey, the most famous naval officer of World War II, was known for fearlessness, steely resolve, and impulsive errors. In this definitive biography, Thomas Hughes punctures the popular caricature of the fighting admiral to present a revealing human portrait of his personal and professional life as it was lived in times of war and peace.

Admiral Bill Halsey


  • Author : Thomas Alexander Hughes
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2016-05-02
  • ISBN : 0674969294
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

William Halsey, the most famous naval officer of World War II, was known for fearlessness, steely resolve, and impulsive errors. In this definitive biography, Thomas Hughes punctures the popular caricature of the fighting admiral to present a revealing human portrait of his personal and professional life as it was lived in times of war and peace.

Admiral Halsey’s Story


  • Author : William F. Halsey III,J. Bryan
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 1947
  • ISBN : 0359811787
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Admiral "Bull" Halsey


  • Author : John Wukovits
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2010-07-06
  • ISBN : 9780230109599
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The definitive biography of America's best-known naval officer, who commanded the legendary fast carrier force during WWII. From the tragic aftermath of Pearl Harbor, when he fashioned America's first response to the attack, to the war's final day in Tokyo Bay when he witnessed Japan's surrender, Admiral William F. Halsey stamped a mighty imprint on the Pacific during World War II. He led or participated significantly in the Navy's first offensive strikes against the Marshall Islands and Wake Island, the Guadalcanal campaign, and the offensive toward Japan. As a commander, he never shied from engaging the enemy, but boldly entered into battle, ready for a fight. As a consequence, Halsey became the face of the Navy and its most attractive public relations phenomenon. Due to his bold tactics and quotable wit, Halsey continues to be a beloved and debated figure. In this balanced biography, historian John Wukovits illuminates the life of a man who ultimately deserves recognition as one the great naval commanders in U.S. history. Europe had Patton; the Pacific had Admiral William "the Bull" Halsey.

Pingry School Alumni


  • Author : Source: Wikipedia
  • Publisher : Books LLC, Wiki Series
  • Release : 2011-08
  • ISBN : 9781233162000
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: William Halsey, Jr., Mark Donohue, Michael Chertoff, Andrew McCarthy, N. Gregory Mankiw, Thomas Kean, Jr., Dan Kellner, Richard Tregaskis, Micah Kellner, Steve Elmendorf, Jamie Johnson, Robert C. Crane, Robert H. McCarter, Arthur N. Pierson, Thomas N. McCarter, Dani Shapiro, Adam Gardner, William A. Conway, James C. Kellogg III, Amos Hostetter, Jr., Wayne Kasserman, Charles August Sulzer, Gaddis Smith, Frederick Reiken, Joseph Eron Irenas, Adam Goldstein, Mark Wilf. Excerpt: World War II Admiral Halsey as he appears at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey, Jr., United States Navy, (October 30, 1882 - August 16, 1959) (commonly referred to as "Bill" or "Bull" Halsey), was a U.S. Naval officer. He commanded the South Pacific Area during the early stages of the Pacific War against Japan. Later he was commander of the Third Fleet through the duration of hostilities. Halsey was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on October 30, 1882, the son of US Navy Captain William F. Halsey, Sr.. His father was a descendant of Senator Rufus King, who was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat, and Federalist candidate for both Vice President (1804, 1808) and President of the United States (1816). Halsey attended the Pingry School. After waiting two years to receive an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, the young Halsey decided to study medicine at the University of Virginia to then get into the Navy as a physician. He chose Virginia because his best friend, Karl Osterhause, was there. While there Halsey joined the prestigious Delta Psi fraternity. After his first year Halsey received his appointment to Annapolis, and entered the Academy in the Fall of 1900. Halsey graduated from the Naval Academy in 1904 after lettering in football as a fullback and earning several athletic...

Fleet Admiral


  • Author : Lawrence A. Keating
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1965
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Grades 7 and up.

William F. Halsey: Fighting Admiral


  • Author : Chandler Whipple
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1968
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A biography of the American admiral which concentrates on his experiences during the Second World War.

Admiral Halsey’s Story [Illustrated Edition]


  • Author : Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2014-08-15
  • ISBN : 1782892958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Contains more than 30 illustrations of the Author, his ships and the engagements. The term Legend is bandied about far too much these days to describe anyone who has achieved even limited prominence in their chosen field; however Legend is quite the accurate one for Fleet Admiral William “Bull” Halsey. Although a modest man who once said that “There are no great men, just great challenges which ordinary men, out of necessity, are forced by circumstances to meet.”; it is clear that the challenges that he met were extraordinary in the Pacific theatre during the Second World War. Bold, brash and determined Halsey led the first offensive against the Japanese Navy in command of the carrier group that launched the Doolittle raid; his aggressive thrusting style led to him spearheading nearly every major US Navy attack on the Japanese. In this age of soundbites Halsey is still continually quoted for the pithy wit that he often coined such as his slogan for the Navy -“Hit hard, hit fast, hit often”. Halsey left his imprint across the entire Pacific War and his autobiography is sure to interest any Naval or History buff.

America's Fighting Admirals


  • Author : William Tuohy
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 9781616739621
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

American naval actions of World War II comprise the most widespread, complex, and dramatic battles in the history of sea warfare. The fighting took place over vast distances in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as in the constricted spaces of the Mediterranean and Solomon seas. Each of the major actions had an admiral, the commander in charge, who led the battle. In combat, the abilities and determination of these commanders at sea were put to the most severe test. Americas Fighting Admirals describes the course of U.S. sea action in World War II. It examines the skills, strengths, weaknesses and personalities of the American admirals who fought the battles at sea. It examines the effect that stress, tension, and responsibility have on commanders making vital decisions in the red-hot crucible of battle. And it reveals the changing nature of the responsibilities of flag officers as the war progressed and became enormously complex.

Sea of Thunder


  • Author : Evan Thomas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2007-11-06
  • ISBN : 0743252225
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A suspenseful account of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944 is told through the commands of four naval leaders, including two American commanders and two Japanese admirals, and offers insight into how the war reflected profound cultural differences. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.