Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers



U. S. naval commander during World War II who defeated the Japanese in many battles..

June 1998

Prepared by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


Please note: A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

American Military Leaders, edited by Roger J. Spiller. New York, Praeger, 1989. 416 p.
Book call no.: 923.5 A512

Breuer, William B. Retaking the Phillippines. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1986. 284 p.
Consult index for page references to Admiral Halsey.
Book call no.: 940.5426 B846r

Cook, Don. Fighting Americans of Today. New York, Dutton, 1944. 191 p.
"Tough, Tattooed and Scrappy"; William F. Halsey, Jr., pp 78-85.
Book call no.: 923.573 C771f

Dictionary of American Biography. Supplement 6, edited by John A. Garraty. New York, Scribner, 1980. 769p.
Halsey, William F., pp 267-269.
Book call no.: R 920.07 D56 Supplement 6

Dictionarv of American Military Biography. Volume 2, edited by Roger J. Spiller and others. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1984. 421-894 p.
Halsey, William Frederick, Jr., pp 425-428.
Book call no.: R 923.573 D554 v.2

Halsey, William F. Admiral Halsey's Story, by William F. Halsey (FADM) and J. Bryan, III, (LCDR). New York, Whittlesey House, 1947. 310 p.
Book call no.: 92 H196a

Hoyt, Edwin P. The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Death Knell of the Japanese Fleet. New York, Weybright and Talley, 1972. 314 p.
Book call no.: 940.542 H868b

Leckie, Robert. Delivered from Evil: The Saga of World War II. New York, Harper & Row, 1987. 998 p.
Book call no.: 940.53 L461d

Lundstrom, John B. The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway. Annapolis, Naval Institute Press, 1984. 547 p.
Book call no.: 940.544973 L962f

Men of War: Great Naval Leaders of World War II, edited by Stephen Howarth. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1993. 602 p.
Halsey, pp 229-243.
Book call no.: 923.5 M534

Merrill, James M. A Sailor's Admiral: A Biography of William F. Halsey. New York, Crowell, 1976. 271 p.
Book call no.: 92 H196m

Morison, Samuel Eliot. History of United States Naval Operations in World War II. Boston, Little, Brown, 1947-62. 15 vols.
See index in volume 15 for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 940.545973 M86h

Pfannes, Charles E. and Salamone, Victor A. The Great Admirals of World War II. Volume 1: The Americans. New York, Zebra Books/Kensington, 1983. 416 p.
Fleet Admiral William Halsey, pp 302-355.
Book call no.: 923.5 P523g v.1

Potter, E. B. Bull Halsey. Annapolis, Naval Institute Press, 1985. 421 p.
Book call no.: 92 H196p

Ouarter-Deck and Fo'c's'le: The Exiting Story of the Navy, edited by James M. Merrill. Chicago, Rand McNally, 1963. 509 p.
See pages 407-418.
Book call no.: 359.0973 M571q

Schuon, Karl. U.S. Navy Biographical Dictionary. New York, Franklin Watts, 1964. 277 p.

Halsey, pp 102-105.
Book call no.: R 923.573 S393ua

Sea Power: A Naval History, edited by E.B. Potter. 2nd ed. Annapolis, Naval Institute Press, 1981. 419 p.
Book call no.: 359.09 P866s 1981

The Second World War: Asia and the Pacific, by John H. Bradley. Wayne, NJ, Avery Publishing Group, Inc., 1984. 328 p. (West Point military history series)
Consult index for references to Halsey.
Book call no.: 940.541 S445 v.2

The Simon and Schuster Encyclopedia of World War II, edited by Thomas Parrish. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1978. 767 p.
Halsey, William Frederick, Jr. (1882-1959), pp 258-259.
Book call no.: R 940.53 S594

Solberg, Carl. Decision and Dissent: with Halsey at Leyte Gulf. Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press, 1995. 203 p.
Book call no.: 940.5426 S684d

Triumph in the Pacific: The Navv's Struggle Against Japan, edited by E.B. Potter and Chester W. Nimitz (FADM). Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 1963. 186 p.
Book call no.: 940.545 P866t

The War Lords: Military Commanders of the Twentieth Century, edited by Sir Michael Carver, (FM). Boston, Little, Brown, 1976. 624 p.
Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, by James Bassett, pp 430-146.
Book call no.: 923.573 W253

Webster's American Military Biographies. Springfield, MA, G & C Merriam, 1978. 548 p.
Halsey, William F., pp 159-160.
Book call no.: R 923.5 W385

Whipple, Chandler. William F. Halsev: Fighting Admiral. New York, Putnam, 1968. 222p.
Book call no.: 92 H196w

Woodward, C. Vann. The Battle for Leyte Gulf. New York, Macmillan, 1947. 244 p.
Book call no.: 940.545 W 89b


Dillard, Nancy R. Operational Leadership: A Case Study of Two Extremes During Operation Watchtower. Newport, RI, Naval War College, 1997. 24 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 D578o

Graziano, Paul E. (Maj). Levte Invasion: A Comparative Analvsis of the Application of Principles of War. Maxwell AFB, AL, 1984. 80 p. (Air University. Air Command and Staff College. Research report)
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 G785L

Ledson, D. I. (Capt, Royal New Zealand Navy). Halsey and Spruance: A Study of Operational-Tactical Command. Newport, RI, Naval War College, 1995. [22] p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 L475h

Montman, James H. (Maj). The Military Strategies of Spruance and Halsey. Maxwell AFB, AL,

1984. 47 p. (Air University. Air Command and Staff College. Research report)
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 M795m

Wilhelm, Karen S. (Maj). The Image of Military Leadership: To Be or Not to Be a Hero. Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, 1994. 53 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022-2 W678i


Blumenson, Martin. A Short List of Giants. Army 44:46-50 February 1994

Critchfield, John Sherman. The Halsey-Doolittle Tokyo Raid. Sea Power 14:25-29 December 29, 1971.

Hamilton, Andrew (Capt). "Where Is Task Force Thirty-Four?" U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 86:76-80 October 1960; Comment, 87:110-112 January 1961.

Nation Mourns Loss of Fleet Adm Halsey. Obituary. Army Navy Air Force Journal 96:25 August 22, 1959.

Roddewig, Robert. Bull Session. American Heritage 48:28-30 September 1997
Author recounts his duty aboard the USS Missouri as a radioman on Halsey's staff.

Williams, Dwight U. Bradford (Capt). The Case for the Line Officer. Navy 4:13-15+ September 1961.


Admiral "Bull" Halsey / produced by Lou Reda Productions in association with A&E Network. New York, A&E Home Video, 1994. 50 minutes.
Video call no.: 92 H196

Masters of War: The Battle for Leyte Gulf / produced by U. S. News Production, Perpetual Motion Films. New York: A&E Home Video, 1994. 50 minutes.
Video call no.: 940.5426 M423

Masters of War: The Turning Point at Guadalcanal / produced by U. S. News Production, Perpetual Motion Films. New York: A&E Home Video, 1994. 50 minutes.
Video call no.: 940.5426 M4231

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