Joe Rochefort's War
The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway
Publication Date: March 2012
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Elliot Carlson's biography of Captain Joe Rochefort bringsRochefort to life as the irreverent, fiercely independent, and consequentialleader that he was.
Elliot Carlson is a longtime journalist who has worked for such newspapers and magazines as the Honolulu Advertiser, the Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. He holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of Oregon and lives with his wife in Silver Spring, Maryland. Danny Campbell's regional acting credits include the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, the Vermont Stage, Stage West, the Mint Theatre in New York City, and six years with the Independent Shakespeare Company in Los Angeles. His favorite roles include Falstaff, Bottom, Launce, and the Porter. He has appeared in CBS's The Guardian, the recent films A Pool, a Fool, and a Duel and Greater Than Gravity, and over twenty-five commercials. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty in the theatre arts department at Santa Monica College. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, Danny has recently narrated the audiobook Once a Spy by Keith Thomson, and he read the part of David Foster Wallace in Mike Lipsky's Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself.
A turning point in World War II came in June 1942, when the U.S. surprised and defeated the Japanese in the Battle of Midway. That victory was possible, in large part, because of the work of a little-known naval codebreaker named Joe Rochefort. Elliot Carlson tells his story in Joe Rochefort's War. More at NPR.org
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"The stuff of a wartime thriller." ---The Wall Street Journal