KINDLE [Joe Rocheforts War]


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  • Joe Rocheforts War
  • Elliot Carlson
  • English
  • 10 September 2019
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Elliot Carlson ↠ 4 review

Read Joe Rocheforts War Elliot Carlson ↠ 4 review Joe Rocheforts War Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook This is the first biography of Capt Joe Rochefort the Officer in Charge of Station Hypo the US Navy's decrypt unit at Pearl Harbor and his key role in breaking the Imperial Japanese Navy's main code before the Battle of Midway It brings together the disparate threads of Rochefort's life and career beginning with his enlistment in the Naval Reserve in 1918 at age 17 dropping out of high school and adding a year to his age It chronicles his earliest days as a mustang an officer who has risen from the ranks his fortuitous posting to Washington where he headed the Navy's codebreaking desk at age 25 then in another unexpected twist found himself assigned to Tokyo to learn JapaneseThis biography records Rochefort's surprising love hate relationship with cryptanalysis his joyful exit from the field his love of sea duty his adventure filled years in the '30s as the right hand man to the Commander in Chief US Fleet and his reluctant return to codebreaking in mid 1941 when he was ordered to head the Navy's decrypt unit at Pearl St. Well written superb research full of technical and personal details but with a focus for the big picture Many new findings but none as important as when Rochefort reviews the causes of the Pearl Harbor attack and realizes that the cultural mindset prevented americans to really believe in a probable Japanese attack and its ensuing conseuences The book is full of similar observations

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Read Joe Rocheforts War Elliot Carlson ↠ 4 review Joe Rocheforts War Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ation Hypo The book focuses on Rochefort's inspiring leadership of Hypo recording first his frustrating months in late 1941 searching for Yamamoto's fleet then capturing a guilt ridden Rochefort in early 1942 mounting a redemptive effort to track that fleet after the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor It details his critical role in May 1942 when he and his team against the bitter opposition of some top Navy brass concluded Midway was Yamamoto's invasion target making possible a victory regarded by many as the turning point in the Pacific War The account also tells the story of Rochefort's ouster from Pearl the result of the machinations of key officers in Washington first to deny him the Distinguished Service Medal recommended by Admiral Nimitz then to effect his removal as OIC of Hypo The book reports his productive final years in the Navy when he supervises the building of a floating drydock on the West Coast then back in Washington finds himself directing a planning body charged with doing spade work leading to the inva. Excellent book Amazing the bureaucracy backstabbing and just staff red tape happened before during and after WW2 Unfortunately it seems this is a time honored tradition that is just about the same as it was over 70 years ago just with better communication systems to stab others in the back and torpedo pun intended their careersNonetheless a great victory for his true legacy and am happy his merits were recognized though unfortunately posthumouslyHis brilliance was finally recognized and documented piece by piece in how he mastered analysis cryptography and fusion with his knowledge of the Japanese language and customsI hope I and others take these lessons to heart

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Read Joe Rocheforts War Elliot Carlson ↠ 4 review Joe Rocheforts War Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Sion of Japan The Epilogue narrates the postwar effort waged by Rochefort's Hypo colleagues to obtain for him the DSM denied in 1942 a drive that pays off in 1986 when President Reagan awards him the medal posthumously at a White House ceremony attended by his daughter and son It also explores Rochefort's legacy primarily his pioneering role at Pearl in which contrary to Washington's wishes he reported directly to Commander in Chief US Fleet providing actionable intelligence without any delays and enabling codebreaking to play the key role it did in the Battle of Midway Ultimately this book is aimed at bringing Joe Rochefort to life as the irreverent fiercely independent and conseuential officer that he was It assumes his career can't be understood without looking at his entire life It seeks to capture the interplay of policy and personality and the role played by politics and personal rifts at the highest levels of Navy power during a time of national crisis This bio emerges as a history of the Navy's intelligence cultu. I m not normally a WWII history buff but I heard about this book on NPR thought it sounded intriguing and decided to give it a shot What an interesting read The book is a biography of the naval officer in charge of the intelligence team at Pearl Harbor that first missed clues about the impending Pearl Harbor attacks and second discovered the upcoming Japanese objective Midway Their intelligence allowed the US Navy and Marines to be prepared for the Midway attacks after which the Japanese were never again on the offensive in the Pacific The book is paced well moving uickly through many parts of Rochefort s life and dwelling in detail on the time from Pearl Harbor through Midway The chapters on the days leading up to Pearl Harbor were particularly engrossing My one uibble with the author is that he uses the term comedy of errors to describe the mistakes made before Pearl Harbor Perhaps a better term would be tragedy of errors considering the large loss of life involved Overall though the book was an engrossing read


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    Elliot Carlson ↠ 4 review Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Elliot Carlson Read Joe Rocheforts War This is a biography of the military career of Joe Rochefort famous for leading the group at Pearl Harbor that was able to read enough of the Jap

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    KINDLE [Joe Rocheforts War] An interesting balanced and well written biography of Rochefort and a great history of US efforts against Japanese naval codesCarlson ably covers the achievements of Rochefort and his team how his uniue experiences prepared him for the job and how they led him to a mistaken belief that he was irreplaceable; Rochefort would be demoted within months of the battle at Midway and would end the war in command of a floating dry dock Ca

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    Read Joe Rocheforts War KINDLE [Joe Rocheforts War] Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Elliot Carlson Well written superb research full of technical and personal details but with a focus for the big picture Many new findings but none as

  4. says: Elliot Carlson ↠ 4 review KINDLE [Joe Rocheforts War]

    KINDLE [Joe Rocheforts War] Excellent book Amazing the bureaucracy backstabbing and just staff red tape happened before during and after WW2 Unfortuna

  5. says: Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Elliot Carlson KINDLE [Joe Rocheforts War] Elliot Carlson ↠ 4 review

    Read Joe Rocheforts War Elliot Carlson ↠ 4 review KINDLE [Joe Rocheforts War] Like Rochefort's work this book is a rich well researched and detail oriented history of his life as it paralleled the genesis and eventual heyday of Naval cryptology radio and communications intelligence Through a lifetime of effort

  6. says: Read Joe Rocheforts War KINDLE [Joe Rocheforts War] Elliot Carlson ↠ 4 review

    KINDLE [Joe Rocheforts War] Absolutely an outstanding book one of those historical tales that should have come to light 40 years ago Elliot Carlson did a masterful job in

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    Elliot Carlson ↠ 4 review KINDLE [Joe Rocheforts War] Brilliant biography of the man who is arguably The Battle of Midway's most unsung hero We all know the story of the epic naval battle that gave the US Navy it's decisive victory that ultimately turned the tide in The War in the Pacific but mos

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    KINDLE [Joe Rocheforts War] Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Elliot Carlson This incredibly fascinating book was a follow on from my Pacific War read last year This is not a story of war at sea at least not specifically It is as the subtitle clearly indicates the amazing story of how code breaking l

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    KINDLE [Joe Rocheforts War] I'm not normally a WWII history buff but I heard about this book on NPR thought it sounded intriguing and decided to give

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    Elliot Carlson ↠ 4 review Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Elliot Carlson KINDLE [Joe Rocheforts War] This is an exceptional book wonderfully written and meticulously documented that tells key events hidden behind the history that most are familiar with Joe Rochefort was the cryptographer who's work informed ADM Nimitz of Japanese intentions and timing at Midway enabling the most important naval victory of WWII As a biography the story is as entertaining as a novel It provides insight on the challenges of intelligence work the unknowns t

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