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A Dawn Like Thunder

A Dawn Like Thunder

The True Story of Torpedo Squadron Eight

One of the great untold stories of World War II finally comes to light in this thrilling account of Torpedo Squadron Eight and their heroic efforts in helping an outmatched U.S. fleet win critical victories at Midway and Guadalcanal. These 35 American men–many flying outmoded aircraft–changed the course of history, going on to become the war’s most decorated naval air squadron, while suffering the heaviest losses in U.S. naval aviation history.
Mrazek paints moving portraits of the men in the squadron, and exposes a shocking cover-up that cost many lives. Filled with thrilling scenes of battle, betrayal, and sacrifice, A DAWN LIKE THUNDER is destined to become a classic in the literature of World War II.
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Genre: Nonfiction / History / Military

On Sale: October 26th 2009

Price: $23.99 / $31.49 (CAD)

Page Count: 560

ISBN-13: 9780316056533

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"A Dawn Like Thunder melds a good story with solid and skeptical research....Fast-paced and yet personal, Mrazek's narrative carries the reader to Midway quickly. But it does not stop there, as so many other accounts have....With A Dawn Like Thunder Mrazek earns the title of historian, one that this reviewer does not apply lightly."—Robert Bateman, Washington Post
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