The Pacific War: 1941-1945

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Harper Collins, 1982/12/01 - 800 ページ

John Costello's The Pacific War has now established itself as the standard one-volume account of World War II in the Pacific. Never before have the separate stories of fighting in China, Malaya, Burma, the East Indies, the Phillipines, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the Aleutians been so brilliantly woven together to provide a clear account of one of the most massive movements of men and arms in history. The complex social, political, and economic causes that underlay the war are here carefully analyzed, impelling the reader to see it as the inevitable conclusion to a series of historical events. And the bloody fighting that indelibly recorded names like Midway and Iwo Jima in the annals of human conflict is described in detail, through its ominous conclusion in the mushroom clouds of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

 

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Well researched and written with excellent campaign and battle maps. It would have befitted greatly from being published five years later. The British perspective of the author was balanced and appreciated. レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - matt.rocha0505 - LibraryThing

This book is about the Pacific theater of war in WWII. This book talks about how pacific theater was fought. The harsh living condition or troops who fought in the pacific lived in. The battles that ... レビュー全文を読む

目次

Destiny Made Manifest
3
Scraps of Paper
30
Foreign Wars
55
Europe First
73
A Sinister Twilight
90
National HaraKiri
112
A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
129
Direct Shocks
149
Keep Em Dying
407
Crippling Blows
419
Cracking the Japanese Shell
428
Common Fronts
440
The Common Cause
459
Decisive Battles
472
Moral Obligations
487
The Flowers of Death
499

The Somber Panorama
160
Standing on the Defensive
173
The Cataract of Disaster
193
Victory Disease
214
Taking a Beating
233
The Hidden Victory
245
Calculated Risks
268
Give Em the Works
283
We Must Attack Attack Attack
310
Everybody Hopes that We Can Hold On
338
The Fork in the Road to Victory
360
The End of the Beginning
374
Combined Deadlock
384
Trying to Run Two Wars at Once
398
A Determined Fighting Spirit
522
Uncommon Valor
539
Floating Chrysanthemums
554
The Awful Way
568
The Miracle of Deliverance
579
This Is the Payoff
594
An AfterAction Report
606
Pearl HarborWarning or Decision?
617
Appendix A
659
Appendix B
675
Notes
677
Bibliography
710
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