This epic story opens at the hour the Greatest Generation went
to war on December 7, 1941, and follows four U.S. Navy ships and
their crews in the Pacific until their day of reckoning three years
later with a far different enemy: a deadly typhoon. In December
1944, while supporting General MacArthur's invasion of the
Philippines, Admiral William "Bull" Halsey neglected the Law of
Storms, placing the mighty U.S. Third Fleet in harm's way. Drawing
on extensive interviews with nearly every living survivor and
rescuer, as well as many families of lost sailors, transcripts and
other records from naval courts of inquiry, ships' logs, personal
letters, and diaries, Bruce Henderson finds some of the story's
truest heroes exhibiting selflessness, courage, and even
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