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On Watch: A Memoir
On Watch: A Memoir
By Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., Admiral USN (Ret.)
Quadrangle, 1976, 568 pp

An outspoken, combative account of the author's "watch" as Chief of Naval Operations 1970-74. The heaviest gunfire is directed against Secretary of State Kissinger (quoted as believing that the U.S. is in irreversible decline) and Admiral Rickover ("a persistent and formidable obstacle to . . . modernizing the Navy"). An important book.