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The thousand-mile war : World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians

Author: Brian Garfield
Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 1995.
Series: Classic reprint series (Fairbanks, Alaska), no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War II. Brian Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter whose works have sold some 20 million copies, was searching for a new subject when he came upon the story of this ""forgotten war"" in Alaska. He found the history of the brave men who
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Garfield, Brian, 1939-
Thousand-mile war.
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 1995
(OCoLC)659480680
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Garfield
ISBN: 091200682X 9780912006826 0912006838 9780912006833
OCLC Number: 33358488
Notes: Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1969.
Description: xix, 456 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Buckner's War --
Eareckson's War --
Kinkaid's War. Acknowledgments; Foreword; Preface to the 1995 Edition; Author's Note; Part One: Buckner's War; Chapter One: Japan Steams North; Chapter Two: ""You Will Be Governed by the Principle of Calculated Risk""; Chapter Three: The Battle of Dutch Harbor: The First Day; Chapter Four: The Battle of Dutch Harbor: The Second Day; Chapter Five: Buckner's Beehive; Chapter Six: ""The Airfield Is for Use Either by Ourselves or by the Enemy, Whichever Gets There First""; Part Two: Eareckson's War; Chapter Seven: The Kiska Blitz; Chapter Eight: Mission to Seek and Destroy Enemy in Alaska Chapter Nine: ""When You Could See a Hundred Feet, That Was a Clear Day""Chapter Ten: The Navy's Spring Plowing; Chapter Eleven: Forward to Adak; Chapter Twelve: ""I Had a Sheep-Lined Fur Parka- And Then I Had One to Wear Outdoors""; Part Three: Kinkaid's War; Chapter Thirteen: Kinkaid's Blockade; Chapter Fourteen: The Battle of the Komandorskis; Chapter Fifteen: ""The Hunger Was Maddening...""; Chapter Sixteen: Operation Landcrab; Chapter Seventeen: The Battle of Attu; Chapter Eighteen: The Raids on Paramushiro; Chapter Nineteen: Battle of the Pips; Chapter Twenty: The Invasion of Kiska EpilogueAfterword; Appendix One: Further Discussion of the Paramushiro Raids; Appendix Two: Further Discussion of the Battle of the Pips; Bibliographical Remarks; Bibliography; Bibliographical Addendum 1995; Index
Series Title: Classic reprint series (Fairbanks, Alaska), no. 4.
Other Titles: 1,000-mile war
Responsibility: Brian Garfield ; foreword by Terrence Cole.
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The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War II. Brian Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter whose works have sold some 20 million copies, was searching for a new subject when he came upon the story of this ""forgotten war"" in Alaska. He found the history of the brave men who had served in the Aleutians so compelling and so little known that he wrote the first full-length history of the Aleutian campaign, and the book remains a favorite among Alaskans.T.

An accounting of the men, equipment and harsh elements of World War II fought in the Aleutians and Alaska.

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