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War Plan Orange : the U.S. strategy to defeat Japan, 1897-1945

Author: Edward S Miller
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 2007, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st printing in paperback, 2007View all editions and formats
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`A masterly study of the evolution of history's most successful war plan' - The New York Times Book Review `A magnificent book' - General Colin L. Powell Based on twenty years of research in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward S Miller
ISBN: 9781591145004 1591145007
OCLC Number: 148834067
Description: xxi, 509, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Plan Orange and global war --
The American way of planning : the independent staffs --
The geopolitics of the Pacific War --
Grand strategy --
The Eastern Pacific bastion --
The Western Pacific capitulation --
The great western base --
The American way of planning : thrusters and cautionaries --
The through ticket --
The cautionary strategy --
The thrusters' resurgence --
The American way of planning : the professionals --
A marginally saner policy --
The siege of Japan --
Quest for a strategy --
The American way of planning : cooperation and campaign plans --
Royal road : the ocean campaign --
Royal road : the path divides --
The American way of planning : the defensivists' revolt --
Defensivism versus Plan Orange --
Tilting the offensive northward --
The great western arsenal, dead at last --
The American way of planning : on the eve of war --
Instant fury delayed --
Fleet battle in the Central Pacific, 1941 --
Total or limited war? --
The American way of planning : the planners at war --
Plan Orange at war : the ocean strategy implemented --
Plan Orange at war : innovation and surprise --
Plan Orange at war : the better strategy.
Responsibility: Edward S. Miller.

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