Pacific Turning Point

Pacific Turning Point

by Charles W. Jr. Koburger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275952363

ISBN-13: 9780275952365

Pub. Date: 10/30/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Koburger argues that the many battles that constituted the campaign for the Solomons were the key to victory in the Pacific for the U.S. Navy—not the battle of the Coral Sea or the Battle of Midway. Segments of the campaign—Guadalcanal, New Georgia, and Bougainville—have been written about extensively. But never before has the entire campaign been

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Overview

Koburger argues that the many battles that constituted the campaign for the Solomons were the key to victory in the Pacific for the U.S. Navy—not the battle of the Coral Sea or the Battle of Midway. Segments of the campaign—Guadalcanal, New Georgia, and Bougainville—have been written about extensively. But never before has the entire campaign been put together so lucidly and interpreted so well. The descriptions of the naval battles make for compelling reading. Even in World War II, Koburger argues, the important naval struggles took place in the narrow seas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275952365
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1995
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1080L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Photographs

Maps, Tables, and Drawing

Introduction

Prologue

Collision Course

The Southern Solomons

Tokyo Reacts

Control of the Sea

Guadalcanal Ends

The Central Solomons—New Georgia

The By-Pass Strategy Arrives—Vella Lavella

The Northern Solomons—Bougainville

Conclusion

Appendices

Bibliography

Index

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