HISTORY OF US NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II: OPERATIONSINWORLDWARII: Victory in the Pacific Vol. 14/ The Liberation of the Philippines Vol. 13 By Samuel Eliot Morison 336/408 Pgs, Illustrated, 6-in ? 9-in, Softback, ISBN: 078-1-59114-578-3/ 078-1-59114-579-0 - $24.95 each. US Naval Institute, www.usm.org, 1-800-233-8764
First published in 1947 in hard back by little Brown & Co., this award winning series by Harvard historian Samuel Eliot Morison now has all 14 volumes available in paperback with the US Naval Institute's recent re-release of Volumes 13 and 14. As the official History of US Naval Operations in WWII, this series is an absolute must for any serious WWII buff for it chronicles every aspect of American involvement in the overall Naval war with a crisp, easy-reading text wellfortified by photos, maps, charts, and foot notes.
An acclaimed historian, early in the war Samuel Eliot Morison was appointed as the chief Naval historian, given the rank of Rear Admiral and ordered to amass and index the enormous amount of paperwork a history of this size dictates. …