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The Eagle and the Rising Sun : the Japanese-American war, 1941-1943, Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal

Author: Alan Schom
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of World War II in the Pacific Ocean contends that the conflict was not in the best interest of either side, discussing key military figures, America's ill-preparedness for the war, and Japan's knowledge that they could not win.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Naval history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Schom
ISBN: 0393049248 9780393049244 0393326284 9780393326284
OCLC Number: 50737498
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xviii, 540 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: A distinguished visitor --
Chapter 2: The world in flux --
Chapter 3: Spreading imperial virtue --
Chapter 4: The eight corners of the world --
Chapter 5: Unlimited national emergency --
Chapter 6: We cannot speculate with the security of this country --
Chapter 7: General quarters! --
Chapter 8: Two admirals --
Chapter 9: ... and a General --
Chapter 10: The Philippines: "A limit to human endurance" --
Chapter 11: First Washington Conference --
Chapter 12: Yamamoto's great offensive: coral sea and midway --
Chapter 13: Australia-New Guinea --
Chapter 14: "Sock 'em in the solomons" --
Chapter 15: Guadalcanal --
Chapter 16: Operation KA --
Chapter 17: The open slot --
Chapter 18: "A goddam mess" --
Chapter 19: "Friday the bloody thirteenth" --
Chapter 20: A troubled Hirohito.
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