In This Review
Nimitz

Nimitz

By E. B. Potter

Naval Institute Press, 1976, 507 pp.
A Sailor's Admiral: A Biography of William F. Halsey

A Sailor's Admiral: A Biography of William F. Halsey

By James M. Merrill

Crowell, 1976, 271 pp.

On Nimitz as Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet and Halsey as his Deputy for the South Pacific force fell much of the responsibility for waging the naval war against Japan. These volumes make clear that they were both men of great character and competence, but Nimitz has been better served by his biographer.