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The Pacific war companion : from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima

Author: Daniel Marston
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an introduction to the Pacific War, including such topics as the opening amphibious operations and Japanese naval strategy after Midway.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Marston
ISBN: 1841768820 9781841768823
OCLC Number: 58454949
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits ; 27 cm
Contents: Storm over the Pacific: Japan's road to empire and war / Professor Dennis Showalter --
Pearl Harbor: Japanese planning and command structure / Dr. Ken Kotani --
Rising sun strikes: Japanese invasions / Professor Tomoyuki Ishizu and Professor Raymond Callahan --
Coping with disaster: Allied strategy and command in the Pacific, 1941-42 / Professor Raymond Callahan --
Height of folly: Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway / Professor Robert Love --
Learning from defeat: Burma campaign / Dr. Daniel Marston --
General MacArthur's war: South and Southwest Pacific campaigns, 1942-45 / Professor David Horner --
ANZAC contribution: Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific war / Professor David Horner --
Shortest road to Tokyo: Nimitz and the Central Pacific war / Professor Theodore Gatchel --
After Midway: Japanese naval strategy, 1942-45 / Professor H.P. Willmott --
Across the reef: Amphibious warfare in the Pacific / Colonel Joseph H. Alexander --
Island experience: Battle for Okinawa: April 1-June 21, 1945 / Major Bruce Gudmundsson --
Ending the Pacific war: No alternative to annihilation / Richard B. Frank.
Responsibility: editor Daniel Marston.

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Published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of V-J Day, 'The Pacific War Companion' brings together the perspectives and insights of world-renowned military historians.  Read more...

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This book, edited by Daniel Marston, is a compilation of thirteen very well written essays by group of very knowledgable historians... Overall, a good read and a good overall Pacific War source. Read more...

 
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