Storm over Leyte

Title:                      Storm over Leyte

Author:                 John Prados

Prados, John (2016). Storm over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy. New York: NAL Caliber

LCCN: 2015047067

D767.4 .P73 2016


Date Posted:      October 13, 2016

Reviewed in The Intelligencer[1]

“The strongest part of the book is Prados’ description of the US intelligence apparatus that meticulously tracked the Japanese military’s communications, leveraging a small army of brilliant linguists, radio operators, cryptologists, and analysts.”

Prados gives readers a look at both sides of this naval clash, demonstrating that, despite America’s overwhelming superiority in firepower and supplies, the Japanese achieved their goal, inflicting grave damage on US forces. For the first time, provides the naval intelligence reports that influenced key strategic decisions on both sides.

[1] The Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies (22, 2, Spring 2016, p. 138)

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