Recommended Reading List - The Battle of Midway

The office of the Senior Historian makes the following suggestions for the 'Top Ten' reads on the Battle of Midway.

  1. Carlson, Elliot. Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2011.

  2. Cressman, Robert J., et al. "A Glorious Page in Our History": The Battle of Midway, 4-6 June 1942. Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Pub. Co., 1990.

  3. Lord, Walter. Incredible Victory. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.

  4. Lundstrom, John B. The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat From Pearl Harbor to Midway. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1984.

  5. ____. Black Shoe Carrier Admiral: Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Sea, Midway and Guadalcanal. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006.

  6. Mrazek, Robert J. A Dawn Like Thunder: The True Story of Torpedo Squadron Eight. New York: Little, Brown, and Co., 2008.

  7. Parshall, Jonathan, and Anthony Tully. Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway. Washington: Potomac Books, 2005.

  8. Smith, William W. Midway: Turning Point of the Pacific. New York: Crowell, 1966. [Written by the commander of the escort force responsible for protecting Yorktown].

  9. Symonds, Craig L. The Battle of Midway. Oxford University Press, 2011.

  10. Tuleja, Thaddeus V. Climax at Midway. New York: Norton, 1960.


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