H-NET BOOK REVIEW
Published by H-War@h-net.msu.edu (July 2006)
Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully. _ Shattered Sword: The Japanese Story of the Battle of Midway_. Dulles: Potomac Books, 2005. xxvi + 613 pp. Photographs, maps, notes, appendices, index. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 1-574-88923-0.
Reviewed for H-War by Jonathan D.Beard, Science Writer, Photo Researcher
The Battle of Midway: A Needed Corrective
If this excellent book had been published fifty years ago, two generations of English-speaking historians would have been spared countless errors, large and small, about what happened at Midway. As it is, _Shattered Sword_ corrects those mistakes--about the proximate and
fundamental causes of the Japanese defeat--and then puts the battle and the larger failure of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) into perspective ...