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The Pacific campaign : World War II, the U.S.-Japanese naval war, 1941-1945

Author: Dan Van der Vat
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2006, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster paperback edView all editions and formats
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Using previously neglected archives of firsthand accounts, Dan van der Vat interweaves eyewitness testimony with sharp, analytic narrative in a vivid account of the war in the Pacific. Filled with  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Van der Vat
ISBN: 0671738992 9780671738990 0671792172 9780671792176
OCLC Number: 911635757
Description: 430 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Collision course. The view from the East --
The view from the West --
Japan rampant. Japan attacks --
The giant awakes --
The turn of the tide --
Papua and Guadalcanal --
At sea in the Solomons --
America resurgent. Intelligence applied --
Birth of the leapfrog --
Hitting the beaches --
The Mariana and the great turkey shoot --
The Philippinnes and Leyte Gulf --
"...not necessarily to Japan's advantage...".
Responsibility: Dan van der Vat.

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The Chicago Tribune An unsparing indictment of Japan's culpability in bringing about the Second World War....It blows away the rubbish....Van Der Vat writes with clarity and understanding. Stephen E. Read more...

 
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