The Pacific War

From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa

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The Pacific War

From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa

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On December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes appeared from the clouds above Pearl Harbor and fundamentally changed the course of history; with this one surprise attack, the previously isolationist America was irrevocably thrown into the fray and World War II had begun in earnest.

This definitive history reveals each of the major battles that America would fight in the ensuing struggle against Imperial Japan, from the naval clashes at Midway and Coral Sea to the desperate, bloody fighting on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Each chapter reveals both the horrors of the battle and the Allies' grim yet heroic determination to wrest victory from what often seemed to be certain defeat, offering a valuable guide to the long road to victory in the Pacific. It is the definitive guide to a unique conflict in history, documenting the rise of naval aviation, spectacular amphibious operations, co-ordinated suicide tactics, and the birth of the atomic age.

Table of Contents

Foreword /Introduction /Pearl Harbor by Carl Smith /Coral Sea by Mark Stille /Midway by Mark Stille /Guadalcanal by Joseph Mueller /Tarawa by Derrick Wright /Marshall Islands by Gordon L. Rottman /Peleliu by Jim Moran and Gordon L. Rottman /Leyte Gulf by Bernard Ireland /Iwo Jima by Derrick Wright /Okinawa by Gordon L. Rottman /Index

Product details

Published Jul 21 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 328
ISBN 9781472810618
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 127 b/w; 16 col
Dimensions 198 x 129 mm
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Anthology Editor

Robert O'Neill


Dale Dye


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