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The Source: Admiral Halsey, The Fighting Sailor

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When World War Two started for the U.S. with the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor - Admiral Bill Halsey had already swung into action.

The Patton of the Pacific launched daring - some might say reckless - naval raids against the enemy.

But was the "Bull" Halsey that was lionized in the wartime media more fiction than fact?

Guest:

  • Tom Hughes, author of the new book "Admiral Bill Halsey: A Naval Life" 

 

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi