He held the Navy together while America struggled to rebound from Pearl Harbor. His strategies eventually led the U.S. to victory in the greatest conflict in history. When the United States was plunged into World War II a courageous and resourceful leader was needed to take command of the Navy in the Pacific. He had to weld a shattered fleet into a hard-hitting force the most devastating naval power in history. The man chosen for the job was Admiral Chester Nimitz. From his childhood in Fredericksburg Virginia to the moment when he signed the Japanese Surrender he had helped bring about BIOGRAPHY chronicles the life of this fabled admiral. Military experts explore his brilliant strategies and great victories while friends family and colleagues recall the man behind the uniform. This is the stirring story of a man who recognized war for the tragic business it was and devoted all his energies to ending it as quickly as humanly possible.