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.