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“Authors on Deck” Lecture at the Navy Memorial – The Battle of Midway
June 4, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
In the June edition of the United States Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” book lecture series, editor Thomas Hone will read from his latest compilation of stories, The Battle of Midway: The Naval Institute Guide to the U.S. Navy’s Greatest Victory (Naval Institute Press; June 2013). Using a wide variety of sources, including memoirs, articles and government documents, Hone brings to life this amazing battle.
The best way for today’s sailors to learn about a battle is from those who fought it. The Battle of Midway, commemorated annually in the U.S. Navy, warrants close attention. This Naval Institute guide includes some of the most vibrant and informed accounts by individuals who fought on both sides of the June 1942 battle. The anthology pulls together memoirs, articles, excerpts from other Naval Institute books, and relevant government documents to help readers understand what happened and explain why the battle was so significant to the naval service. The core of the book focuses on events leading up to the battle and the battle itself, with a separate section examining how others have interpreted the battle’s engagements.
Following his presentation, Hone will be available for a Q&A session and book signing.
Thomas C. Hone is a former senior executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and a former member of the faculty of the Naval War College with a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author or coauthor of three books on naval administration and innovation, the coauthor of a book on the Navy between the world wars, and an award-winning author of articles and essays on naval and military affairs. He resides in Arlington, VA.
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