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Don Kehn’s new book

November 5 2017 at 6:39 PM
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Nelson  (no login)

I’m surprised that no mention has been made of Donald M. Kehn Jr’s new book, In the Highest Degree Tragic: The Sacrifice of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet in the East Indies during World War II, published by Potomac Books and appearing three months ago. Quite frankly, I don’t know of anyone who knows more on, has devoted so much research into, or remains so connected with this subject than Don Kehn, so I expect this book will be worth reading.


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Kevin D
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Well, lets just hope its a lot better than ...............

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November 6 2017, 2:11 PM 

.............another of some years ago (not Don's) that should have been the definitive word on the Asiatc war subject, but left a lot to be desired IMO, shall we just say. However, full kudos to the author for at least writing on the subject, just a shame some of the 'facts' were not better checked. (As the Brit SAS said to the Yanks Delta Force after the fiasco in the Iranianin desert circa 1980 though "At least you had the guts to try!")

But I am not sure whats worse though, having nary a mention of your book on any forum and left in limbo as it were, i.e. the previous book I allude too, or have your book fiercely debated, as at least Jeff Cox's was, whatever its shortcomings may have been.

But no Nelson, I neither was aware Don's was published, with it seems, so little forum fanfare, given what portends to be one hell of a read, if the amount of research time he put into it has anything to do with it!

Here,s hoping!

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