Nimitz at War: Command Leadership from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
- Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Presented live on Zoom
In the tense days following the attack on Pearl Harbor that marked America’s violent entrance into World War II, President Roosevelt tapped Chester W. Nimitz to command the Pacific Fleet. With the nation calling for swift justice against a complex backdrop of military challenges and internal politics—including a sometimes-fraught relationship with his Army counterpart Douglas MacArthur—Nimitz rose to the challenges of his time and station to lead the United States in the fight for victory in the Pacific theater.
Craig L. Symonds is professor of history emeritus at the United States Naval Academy and the author of Nimitz at War: Command Leadership from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay. Roger Hertog (moderator), is president of the Hertog Foundation and chairman emeritus of the New-York Historical Society.
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