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Old February 12 2013, 11:48 PM   #12
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Re: Spielberg, Hanks and HBO's grudge against the Navy persists...

Skimmed over and missed this before:

Tom Servo wrote: View Post
I actually just finished reading The Admirals, which is a biography of the 4 Five-Star Admirals during the war, Leahy, Halsey, Nimitz and King. A miniseries based upon that book, and their lives would be extremely interesting.
It would be but it will never happen. Halsey was in action, but the other three... spending the war in planning meetings and staff conferences isn't going to translate well to the screen.

It was a really good book, though. I thought it might be too superficial, spread four ways like it was, but it actually holds up pretty well as a compliment to their principal bios.

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