Yamamoto Isoroku was the Japanese commander responsible for the assault on Pearl Harbor and the driving force behind Japanese naval strategy until his death in 1943.
Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 30 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific. He is also the author of several wargames. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, several 19th-century American subjects, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.
"In Yamamoto Isoroku (Japanese nomenclature places family name first) author Mark Stille delves into key early-WWII Japanese campaigns orchestrated by arguably one of Japan's most famous admirals. And as he traces Yamamoto's life from upbringing to Imperial Combined Fleet Command, Stille offers insight into the mind of the man behind the legend." --Rachel E. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com