Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway, by Elliot Carlson and Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers USN (Ret.)

Feb 08, 2016, 12:22 AM

AUTHOR: (Photo: USS Yorktown under attack during the Battle of Midway, June, 1942.) Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway, by Elliot Carlson and Rear Adm. Donald "Mac" Showers USN (Ret.). "Good intelligence wins battles and can even turn the scale in wars. Much of the writing about code breaking is too arcane to appeal to a wide readership but, just occasionally, one comes across a book which ties code breaking to the personalities involved, to bureaucratic politics and to the general course of a war. This is one such book…This well-written study is both gripping and moving; it makes an important and readable contribution to the history of the Pacific war." -- The Naval Review.