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The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima
     

The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima

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by Daniel Marston
 

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The Pacific War Companion' brings together the perspectives and insights of world-reno wned 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

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The Pacific War Companion' brings together the perspectives and insights of world-reno wned 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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“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 II 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)

“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)

“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)

“...[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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849087261
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
General Military
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,284,541
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel Marston is a Research Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Dr Marston was responsible for overseeing the counter-insurgency modules for Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the British Army. He has lectured widely on the principles and practices of counter-insurgency to units of the American, Australian, British and Canadian armed forces. He also continues academic research in this area, and in 2005 was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Col. Joseph Alexander, Professor Raymond Callahan, Richard B. Frank, Professor Theodore Gatchel, Bruce Gudmundsson, Professor David Horner, Dr Tomoyuki Ishizu, Dr Ken Kotani, Professor Robert Love, Dr Daniel Marston, Professor Dennis Showalter and Dr Hedley P Willmott.

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Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May all that were killed be ressurected
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did u no this was isoroku yomomotos fav book I no al tat and im almost 12
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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