The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima [NOOK Book]

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A new paperback edition of one of the bestselling World War II Osprey titles, The Pacific War Companion brings together the perspectives and insights of world-renowned military historians. From the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor through the release of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the conflict in the Pacific was marked by amazing tactical innovations, such as those in amphibious warfare, and horrific battles that raged in the unforgiving climate of the island jungles. Each chapter in this book ...
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Overview

A new paperback edition of one of the bestselling World War II Osprey titles, The Pacific War Companion brings together the perspectives and insights of world-renowned military historians. From the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor through the release of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the conflict in the Pacific was marked by amazing tactical innovations, such as those in amphibious warfare, and horrific battles that raged in the unforgiving climate of the island jungles. Each chapter in this book focuses on a different aspect of this conflict, from the planning of operations to the experiences of the men who were there.
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Editorial Reviews

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"...[Edited] by Daniel Marston, a historian currently in Afghanistan training NATO forces in the history of counterinsurgency tactics. The book is a reprint of a critically acclaimed anthology of scholarly essays that give a comprehensive account of the war in the Pacific." -Publisher's Weekly (March 2010)

"Osprey is reissuing its 2005 publication, The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima, edited by Daniel Marston, in a handsome paperback edition." -Library Journal (March 2010)

"A fine collection of essays by a dozen experts, including Dennis Showalter, Ken Kotani, Richard Frank, Raymond Callahan, Maj. Bruce Gudmundsson and Col. Joseph Alexander." -World War II Magazine (May/June 2010)

Included in the Shelf Awareness round-up of Pacific War titles. -Shelf Awareness (March 8, 2010)

"Edited by Daniel Marston, The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima is a collection of essays written by various historians that, collectively, describes the Pacific War. To start the book, Professor Dennis Showalter provided an excellent first essay that introduced the readers the initial expansion of the Japanese Empire in the early 1900s and how Japan's regionalism led to the war in China starting in 1937 and the war in the Pacific starting in 1941... an excellent gide to those who knew the basics of the Pacific War but looked for something a bit deeper." -C Peter Chen, World War 2 Database / ww2db.com (March 2010)

"This one-volume overview of the Pacific War is a must for any history buff's personal library. It further benefits students in gaining understanding of the war period." - WWII History (September 2010)

Reviews of previous editions:

"This book, edited by Daniel Marston, is a compilation of thirteen very well written essays by group of very knowledgable historians... Overall, a good read and a good overall Pacific War source." -John D Burtt, Paper Wars (August 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849087261
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Series: Companion
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 228,993
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    War of armies, war of economies

    Very well written book. It shows again how economic capacity of countries, cultural differences in attitude towards the war (e.g. Japan's serious mistake in assuming that heave US losses will lead to faster peace negotiations) and even personal features of commanding officers influence the result of battles. Clear, well written set of chapters are pleasure to read - the book presents consistent and well thought through analysis of the conflict.

    Definitely good reading.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    By Jacob

    May all that were killed be ressurected

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Yomomoto luved this book

    Did u no this was isoroku yomomotos fav book
    I no al tat and im almost 12

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    More details on Japan activities in the years leading up to Pearl Harbor.

    This book goes into an overview of several centuries to provide an understanding of their culture and activities involving the Pacific countries. While I have gained a much better perspective the book is not a quick read. Thus far I have enjoyed the book. Cmankat

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Gg

    Bb

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    May all that were killed rest in peace

    That is reallt sad wgat happened i saw a movie on this annd was starting to tear up and couldnt watch it anymore but read this book in memory of those who died

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