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So – just as I was making a serious dent in the pile of shame, in the mail today comes an advance copy of “The Admirals” courtesy the publisher, Little Brown, scheduled for release next month.  The noted author Walter R. Borneman (Polk, 1812, and The French and Indian War among several) takes on the task of examining the rise of Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy and King to flag officer and their winning the war at sea during WWII.  555 page with illustrations, photos, detailed endnotes and bibliography, at first glance it looks to be a compelling read and one we’ll dive into beginning this weekend.  More to follow…

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