Quality paperback editions of Samuel Eliot Morison's multi-volume History of United States Naval Operations in World War II are being published by the Naval Institute Press with new introductions by today's leading naval historians. The first three volumes were introduced in March. Volumes 4, 5, and 6 become available in September. Critically hailed for their accuracy, narrative pace, and detail, these classic works present a complete naval record of the war written by a participant. An eminent Harvard professor, Morison was commissioned in the U.S. Naval Reserve and served aboard eleven ships in all theatres of the war.
Volume 6 traces the gradual turning of the Pacific war from the overconfident Japanese to the dogged, undersupplied Allies. It examines the pivotal Papuan campaign, the Huan Gulf and Bougainville campaigns, and the conflicts that lead to the taking of Rabual.
About the Author
Samuel Eliot Morison taught at Harvard from 1915 to 1955, except for active duty service in the Navy where he attained the rank of rear admiral. The author of many books, he is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes and two Bancroft Prizes. He died in 1976.
Samuel Eliot Morison taught history at Harvard from 1915 to 1955, except for active duty service in the Navy aboard eleven different ships in all theatres of the war. In addition to this fifteen-volume series, Rear Admiral Morison wrote many other popular and award-winning books on maritime history, including Two Ocean War. He was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom He died in 1976.