U.S. Naval Tsunami

How the United States Navy and Marines Won a War over One-third of the Earth's surface with less than 50,000 Fatalities

Non-Fiction - Military
330 Pages
Reviewed on 06/15/2015
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

U.S. Naval Tsunami: How the United States Navy and Marines Won a War over One-third of the Earth's surface with Less than 50,000 Fatalities by Donald J. Meyers is set against the backdrop of World War II in the Pacific when Japanese naval bombers went on a rampage in the Pacific Ocean. The book speaks about the destruction of the Pacific fleet of the United States, showing the dominance of the Japanese navy which attacked the American fleet without any warning. The United States retaliated in return with fewer fatalities by sinking all 22 Japanese aircraft carriers, forcing the Japanese to surrender. The book captures moments from the worst war in the history of the world and throws light on one area of the war, the Pacific War between America and Japan.

Though World War II had many famous battles, everyone mostly mentions two: Midway and Guadalcanal. The author delves into the comeback of the American fleet after their destruction by the Japanese and he discusses the reasons that finally enabled them to win at a very low cost and also with fewer fatalities. The narration is detailed, crisp and honest, making it a compelling read. The book also makes readers aware of the ghastly price a nation has pay due to the wrong person attaining power. The artfully managed Pacific war was one of a kind in the history of mankind, and this book chronicles those events with expertise and skill. A fantastic read. Though it's a war theme, the book keeps readers glued. Very informative.