How They Won The War In The Pacific

Author: Edwin Hoyt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076276614X
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More than 70 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, this is the classic book about the principal architects of victory in the Pacific during World War II.

The Pacific War

Author: William B. Hopkins
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 1616732407
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DIVThis book provides a fresh take on World War II in the Pacific that goes beyond the simple recounting of battles won and lost to synthesize the strategies, politics, and key players that shaped the conduct of the war. The author takes a regional approach to this multifaceted, often nonlinear war conducted on land, sea (and significantly by America undersea), and in the air across the immense reaches of the Pacific to effectively develop the major themes and causes of the battles./div

The Admirals

Author: Walter R. Borneman
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316202525
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How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. In THE ADMIRALS, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time. Drawing upon journals, ship logs, and other primary sources, he brings an incredible historical moment to life, showing us how the four admirals revolutionized naval warfare forever with submarines and aircraft carriers, and how these men-who were both friends and rivals-worked together to ensure that the Axis fleets lay destroyed on the ocean floor at the end of World War II.

The Pacific War

Author: William B. Hopkins
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 1616732407
Size: 55.86 MB
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DIVThis book provides a fresh take on World War II in the Pacific that goes beyond the simple recounting of battles won and lost to synthesize the strategies, politics, and key players that shaped the conduct of the war. The author takes a regional approach to this multifaceted, often nonlinear war conducted on land, sea (and significantly by America undersea), and in the air across the immense reaches of the Pacific to effectively develop the major themes and causes of the battles./div

How The War Was Won

Author: Phillips Payson O'Brien
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107014751
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An important new history of air and sea power in World War II and its decisive role in Allied victory.

Leaders And Generals

Author: William W. Lace
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781560066644
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Chronicles the lives and careers of eight military leaders who served during World War II, including Rommel, Zhukov, Yamamoto, Nimitz, Eisenhower, Von Manstein, Montgomery, and MacArthur.

The Conquering Tide War In The Pacific Islands 1942 1944

Author: Ian W. Toll
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248208
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New York Times Bestseller The devastation of Pearl Harbor and the American victory at Midway were prelude to a greater challenge: rolling back the vast Japanese Pacific empire, island by island. This masterful history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War—the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944—when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide," concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas. It was the largest, bloodiest, most costly, most technically innovative and logistically complicated amphibious war in history, and it fostered bitter interservice rivalries, leaving wounds that even victory could not heal. Often overlooked, these are the years and fights that decided the Pacific War. Ian W. Toll's battle scenes—in the air, at sea, and in the jungles—are simply riveting. He also takes the reader into the wartime councils in Washington and Tokyo where politics and strategy often collided, and into the struggle to mobilize wartime production, which was the secret of Allied victory. Brilliantly researched, the narrative is propelled and colored by firsthand accounts—letters, diaries, debriefings, and memoirs—that are the raw material of the telling details, shrewd judgment, and penetrating insight of this magisterial history. This volume—continuing the "marvelously readable dramatic narrative" (San Francisco Chronicle) of Pacific Crucible—marks the second installment of the Pacific War Trilogy, which will stand as the first history of the entire Pacific War to be published in at least twenty-five years.

Miracle At Midway

Author: Gordon Prange
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 148048945X
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The inside story of the historic battle that turned the tide in the war for the Pacific Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japan’s military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for the invasion of Hawaii and beyond. The United States Navy would be waiting for them. Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a huge stroke of luck, the Americans under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz dealt the Japanese navy its first major defeat of the war. Three years of hard fighting remained, but it was at Midway that the tide turned. This vivid, in-depth bestseller is the first book to tell the story of the epic battle from both the American and Japanese sides. In Miracle at Midway, Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon show how America won its first and greatest victory of the Pacific war—and how easily it could have been a defeat.

The Admiral S Daughter

Author: Tom Milton
Publisher: Nepperhan Press
ISBN: 0979457912
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Kristy McKay, a young woman from Mississippi living in New York in the early 1960s, struggles to come to terms with her father, a war hero and proponent of white supremacy.