As part of the 70th Commemoration of the Battle of Midway, the United States Navy Memorial’s Authors on Deck book lecture series welcomes author Elliot Carlson, who will present his latest work, Joe Rochefort’s War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway. (U.S. Naval Institute; October 15, 2011). Guests are invited to learn about controversial intelligence expert Joseph Rochefort, whose contributions to the victory at The Battle of Midway were absolutely vital in changing the course of World War II, yet often overlooked. Carlson’s fair and fully-encompassing account captures the interplay of policy and personality and the role politics played at the highest level of the Navy, revealing a side of the intelligence community seldom seen by outsiders. It is the first biography to be written about the irreverent, independent and consequential officer who headed Station Hypo at Pearl Harbor and broke the Japanese navy’s code, discovering Yamamoto’s plan to invade Midway. Earlier in the day, the Navy Memorial will hold a wreath laying ceremony on its outdoor plaza with the U.S. Navy Band and Ceremonial Guard. Following his presentation, Carlson will be available for a Q&A session and book signing.