Ian W. Toll is the author of Twilight of the Gods, the New York Times bestseller The Conquering Tide, Pacific Crucible, and Six Frigates, winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award and the William E. Colby Award. He lives in New York.
"An entertaining, impressively researched chronicle of the tense period between the bombing of Pearl Harbor and American victory at the battle of Midway." -- Kirkus "The research is thorough, the writing clear, and the narrative flow exemplary...it is difficult to think of a recent book on this subject that is of such consistently outstanding value." -- Booklist "Toll's storytelling abilities make this an approachable and compelling read in a genre typically reserved for military historians... Revealing and poignant, Toll's latest deftly navigates the rough waters of the Pacific struggle with flying colors." -- Publishers Weekly "Well documented-albeit from previously published materials-and well written. Experienced World War II history buffs may bypass if they feel no need to read another retelling of this phase of the Pacific War, but nonspecialists and general readers will want to consider it." -- LibraryJournal.com