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Here are some of the things peope are saying about Shattered Sword:

"Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully explain, in an entirely new light and from a fresh perspective, how the Japanese Navy fought the Battle of Midway. Extensively researched, soundly reasoned, and engagingly and colorfully written, Shattered Sword is the most original piece of scholarship on this decisive event since John B. Lundstrom's groundbreaking The First Team."

    — Robert J. Cressman, editor and principal author of A Glorious Page in Our History: The Battle of Midway, 4-6 June 1942.


"Shattered Sword is without doubt the most significant and balanced treatment of the Japanese side of the Battle of Midway and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future."

    — John B. Lundstrom, author of The First South Pacific Campaign, The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway, and The First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign.


"At last, the Japanese side of the Battle of Midway has been limned in English with accuracy, lucidity, authority, and objectivity. The authors' specialized knowledge of the tactics and technologies of Japanese naval air power, their careful reading of surviving Japanese air unit records, and their appreciation of the larger meaning of the battle combine to give us a combat narrative and analysis that superbly balance expert detail and grand historical import. I suspect it of being a classic."

    — Mark R. Peattie, author of Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941 and Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909-1941


"A lot has been written about Midway since 1945. Yet everyone who thinks that they know the last word about this momentous event must examine Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully's book on the subject. Shattered Sword, packed with new information, will certainly become the definitive volume on the most important naval battle of World War II."

    — Eric Bergerud, professor of military and American history at Lincoln University and author of Touched with Fire: The Land War in the South Pacific


"I have begun reading Shattered Sword... and had to stop. It is too large, reads too well, contains too much information, and is too difficult to put down. Start it at your own risk! My congratulations to the authors and to Brassey's/Potomac Books for an excellent and valuable product."

    — Norman Polmar, noted analyst, consultant, and author specializing in naval, strategic, and intelligence issues.  

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