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ISBN:
0595180132
Author:
Sandy Shanks
Category:
Humanities
Language:
English
Publisher:
iUniverse (May 10, 2001)
Pages:
548 pages
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This book explores what might have happened had Bode not taken that solution to his disgrace and instead sued the Navy in a civilian court to get his reputation back. It is an interesting literary device to bring out all the factors in a highly readable way and point out that not only Bode was blameworthy for that event, which was the worst defeat in the history of the . If you really want to understand what went on that night, two days after the invasion of Guadalcanal, this is a good book to read, despite being a work of fiction.

In the early hours of August 9, 1942, a Japanese force of five heavy cruisers, two light cruisers, and one destroyer under the command of the wily, audacious, and courageous Japanese admiral, Gunichi Mikawa, slammed into a surprised allied cruiser screen under the command of a British admiral, Victor Crutchley.

That captain was Howard D. Bode. This book is a story concerning that captain. About the Author: Sandy Shanks lives with his lovely wife, Florence, in the San Gabriel Valley which lies to the east of Los Angeles. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in education, and served as an officer in America's finest, the United States Marine Corps.

By Sandy Shanks 2001, iUniverse. com ISBN 0595180132 Paperback. Descripton: The Battle of Savo Island, on 9 Aug, 1942 was the worst naval defeat of the US Navy. Bode Allied Warships.

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Sandy Shanks is a member of PoliticalForum. com - Forum for US and Intl Politics. A former teacher and a Marine, I have written two books, "The Bode Testament" and "Impeachment. I am also a retired columnist.

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In the early hours of August 9, 1942, a Japanese force of five heavy cruisers, two light cruisers, and one destroyer under the command of the wily, audacious, and courageous Japanese admiral, Gunichi Mikawa, slammed into a surprised allied cruiser screen under the command of a British admiral, Victor Crutchley. This intimidating force achieved surprise despite the fact that it had been spotted eleven times on the seventh and eighth. It first struck the Southern Force, consisting of two destroyers and two heavy cruisers, under the command of Captain Howard D. Bode, who doubled as the commander of the heavy cruiser, Chicago. Dispatching Bode's force in a matter of minutes, Mikawa then circled Savo Island and turned his Long Lance torpedoes and eight-inch guns on the Northern Force under the command of Captain Frederick Riefkohl. In about thirty minutes, one Australian heavy cruiser, the Canberra, and three American heavy cruisers, the Quincy, Astoria, and the Vincennes began their watery trek to the bottom of Ironbottom Sound, a uniquely prophetic name. The Chicago would be the only heavy cruiser to survive that morning. There were errors aplenty on the part of admirals in the vicinity. In addition to command, reconnaissance, and communication errors in the planning, Admiral Fletcher withdrew the Air Support Force on the eve of the eighth. Admiral Turner, responsible for the planning of the operation, failed to heed the warnings and called a conference as a result of Fletcher's actions. Admiral Crutchley, who also failed to heed the warnings, attended the conference with one-third of the strength of the Southern Force, the Australian heavy cruiser, Australia. Despite the errors of admirals, a single captain was censured in the Hepburn Report, the Navy's investigation. That captain was Howard D. Bode. This book is a story concerning that captain.
  • Teonyo
This independently published work of historical fiction deals with the real-life commanding officer of USS CHICAGO at the battle of Savo Island on the night of 8-9 August 1942, and the aftermath of that battle. Captain Howard Bode was one of two officers singled out for official censure months after that disaster. He took his life as a result. This book explores what might have happened had Bode not taken that solution to his disgrace and instead sued the Navy in a civilian court to get his reputation back. It is an interesting literary device to bring out all the factors in a highly readable way and point out that not only Bode was blameworthy for that event, which was the worst defeat in the history of the U.S. Navy. If you really want to understand what went on that night, two days after the invasion of Guadalcanal, this is a good book to read, despite being a work of fiction. Shanks makes a strong case that Bode was wronged.

The Bode Testament is highly readable. The characterizations are good, especially that of the judge in the case. A very good movie could be made from this book. Unfortunately, but not fatally, the book needs a good editor. It abounds with typos and poorly wrapped text.
  • Diredefender
This was a good read. Using the (first) Battle of Savo Island as a backdrop, he weaves a highly readable yet fictional account of the follow up to this U.S. Navy defeat. The original investigation covered up or glosses over the faults and poor decisions of a myriad of flag officers and focuses blame solely on the captain of the USS Chicago - a heavy cruiser - Captain Howard Bode. This book puts a believable twist to the actual facts.
  • Thorgahuginn
Quick delivery and book was as described.
  • Phobism
Not useful.
  • Xarcondre
The amount of resarch that went into this book was absolutely amazing. I was not old enough to be in WWII but I do remember reading about it and hearing about it on the radio and in "Movietone News". This book taught me so much more than I expected. Sandy Shanks is a great author, weaving his facts and "guesses" together to keep one engrossed, almost not wanting to put it down until the end. I can't wait until Sandy Shanks' third book, whatever that may be, is published.
Speaking of the publishing, I think that the publisher of this book did not serve Mr. Shanks too well. Way too many misspellings, bad sentence structure, etc. With such extensive research and apparent writing capabilities, Mr. Shanks would not have made those errors, I'm sure. Nevertheless, I strongly recommend this book to everyone, not just war buffs!
  • Burirus
The first couple of chapters were OK. Mr. Shanks' description of the battle was great, however his description of the subsequent trial was outstanding. I did not have a clue as to the outcome of the trial until the very last couple of pages. Mr. Shanks' final disclosure was extremely surprising, therefore, I am interested in researching more about this event in our history. I served 3 years on the USS Long Beach CGN-9, which was a Nuclear Cruiser. I can relate to many of the terms Mr. Shanks uses in the book as being very accurate. The research by Mr. Shanks for this book had to have been extensive. His insight was great. Although my last name is Colby, I am not related to the Colby in the book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a good story based on a World War II naval battle that happened over 50 years ago.
It is a story that needed to be told.
  • crazy mashine
I was the Officer of the Watch on the bridge of HMAS Canberra, at the commencement of the Battle of Savo Island on August 9th. 1942. This absorbing book by Sandy Shanks is Historical Fiction featuring Captain Bode of USS Chicago, you will particularly enjoy the trial section. As a published author of Naval History and a Retired Naval Officer after 20 years service, I found this book most authentic, and totally holding my interest. "The Bode Testament" is a recommended read. Do yourself a favor, buy it, read it, and enjoy. Now, that is an order!!
Mackenzie J Gregory. Lieutenant Commander RAN. (Ret'd)