Authors of The Silver Waterfall talk on the USS Hornet about the Midway battle.
What a great talk with Q&A on the USS Hornet. I learned a lot about the Midway battle I never knew. Brendan and Steven bring the stories to life. It's all in their new book The Silver Waterfall. Eighty years after the stunning and decisive battle, a revelatory new history of Midway The Battle of Midway was, on paper, an improbable victory for the smaller, less experienced American navy and air force, so much so that it was quickly described as “a miracle.” Yet fortune favored the Americans at Midway, and the conventional wisdom has it that the Americans’ lucky streak continued as the war in the Pacific turned against the Japanese. This new history demonstrates that luck, let alone miracles, had little to do with it.
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