By E.B. Potter

Applauded via the general public and respected by way of the boys who served less than him, Adm. William F. Halsey was once one of many top American personalities of worldwide conflict II. His attractiveness as a no-holds-barred fighter and his tough-guy expression earned him the nickname "Bull," but he was once additionally recognized for exhibiting real compassion towards his males and encouraging them to nice feats within the Pacific. initially disclaiming, the compliment heaped on him, Halsey finally got here to think within the swashbuckling legend that surrounded him, and his behavior turned more and more arguable. Naval historian E. B. Potter, who proven his attractiveness with an award-winning biography of Chester W. Nimitz, will get at the back of the stereotype of this nationwide hero and describes Halsey at his top and worst, together with his arguable activities at Leyte Gulf. to jot down this booklet Potter had complete entry to Halsey's kinfolk and to the admiral's inner most papers and gives aspect of Halsey's adolescence and profession sooner than the warfare. First released in 1985, it is still the definitive study.

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