The Pacific War Encyclopedia (2 Volume Set)

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Covering the greatest of all naval campaigns in military history, The Pacific War Encyclopedia incorporates a massive amount of information previously undocumented in one single work. Acclaimed military experts/authors cover all sides of the war from multiple perspective, including never-before revealed insights from Japanese military figures and civilians, African-American soldiers, and women were involved or affected by the war.
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Library Journal
Veteran writers of popular military history and strategy, the authors have done a credible job of compiling numerous entries on all aspects of the Pacific Theater in World War II. Besides the expected identifications of battles, campaigns, and people, they include weaponry, warship classes, and aircraft types as well as units and orders of battle. Statistical data appear in frequent tables and information boxes. In a reference work of this nature, much depends upon the resources and skills of the compilers, and though some of the facts and figures here can inevitably be nit-picked, overall the information is accurate and clearly presented. In addition, the authors share their opinions as freely as their basic knowledge, presenting an insider's viewpoint and frequently taking sides in controversies. The result is lively as well as informative, and the book will be attractive to military buffs while still useful to more serious researchers. A futuristic addition to the volume's back matter is a "Cyberlist," a handy collection of appropriate web sites and hyperlink resources for use by readers with Internet access. Recommended for larger public libraries.--Raymond L. Puffer, Edwards Air Force Base, Victorville, CA
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This two-volume set covers all sides of WWII's Pacific theater from many perspectives, including insights from Japanese military figures and civilians, African-American soldiers, and women involved in or affected by the war. Entries offer information on people, places, battles and campaigns, major ground units, weapons, logistics, and political and strategic policy. Includes b&w photos and illustrations, and a day-by-day chronology of the war in the Pacific. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816034390
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Pages: 772
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.81 (d)

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