In This Review

Fleet Admiral King
Fleet Admiral King
By Ernest J. King and Walter Muir Whitehill
Norton, 1952, 674 pp

Although written by Commander Whitehill, this record of Fleet Admiral King's naval career is essentially autobiographical. The latter half of the lengthy and restrained and rather austere narrative deals with the Second World War and is naturally of the greatest interest. It authoritatively presents the Navy's position on a number of strategic controversies, and adds to our factual knowledge of certain key events, such as the Casablanca, Yalta, Quebec and Potsdam conferences.