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Closing the circle : war in the Pacific, 1945

Author: Edwin P Hoyt
Publisher: New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"...Casts a searchlight on the last eleven weeks of the gigantic convulsion we call World War II...vividly portrays the effect of high-level decisions that made the choice initially to end the war by amphibious assault on Japan--a holocaust from which we were saved by the fateful decision to drop the atomic bomb. The lesson...is that power on the sea and liberty are inseparable..."--back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoyt, Edwin Palmer.
Closing the circle.
New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., ©1982
(OCoLC)644164891
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin P Hoyt
ISBN: 0442247516 9780442247515
OCLC Number: 7978063
Description: xiii, 240 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Re-enter Halsey --
Hit the enemy: get those planes! --
The waters of Japan --
Destination: Tokyo --
Battleship shock --
The ultimatum --
The hunter and the hunted --
The hunter strikes --
The halsey fury --
The tragedy of delay --
Alarums and excursions --
The day of the big bang --
Days of August --
The second bomb --
Agony --
Waiting --
The struggle for decision --
Plot --
The smell of defeat --
Death and honor --
Margin of safety.
Responsibility: Edwin P. Hoyt.

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"...Casts a searchlight on the last eleven weeks of the gigantic convulsion we call World War II...vividly portrays the effect of high-level decisions that made the choice initially to end the war by amphibious assault on Japan--a holocaust from which we were saved by the fateful decision to drop the atomic bomb. The lesson...is that power on the sea and liberty are inseparable..."--back cover.

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