The Man Who Won World War II
How one man helped deliver the crucial victory that defeated both the Japanese in the Pacific and the Nazis in Europe
by Henry James
This book examines the impact of the Battle of Midway, arguably the most influential naval battle of World War II. To that end, the book examines what the Japanese planned to do at Midway. It also explains how a Japanese victory very nearly came about. And in particular, it looks at how the work of one man, Navy Captain Joseph J. Rochefort, played such a singular role in delivering victory for America and defeat for Japan.
Hundreds of books have been written about the Battle of Midway that focus on the tremendous—some say miraculous—victory, but little has been done to consider what a loss at Midway would have meant: The “Germany First” policy would have ended. Lend-Lease aid to the UK and USSR would have been scaled back or stopped altogether. It’s possible that the Manhattan Project would have been deferred and D-Day postponed if the US was fighting for its life in the Pacific after a catastrophic loss.
This is the story of how the incredible victory at Midway came about and the man who made it possible. Because without him, WWII would have had a very different ending.
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