Rolling Thunder Against the Rising Sun: The Combat History of U.S. Army Tank Battalions in the Pacific in World War II [NOOK Book]

Overview

Although the history of armor in World War II has captured the attention of countless authors, no one has yet chronicled the extensive use of tanks in the Pacific--until now. In comprehensive detail Salecker describes the exploits of American tanks on the jungle islands where troops engaged in savage combat and encountered unforgiving weather and terrain. Stationed in the Philippines when the Japanese attacked the islands in 1941, the U.S. Army's independent tank battalions fought from the very start of the war. ...
See more details below
Rolling Thunder Against the Rising Sun: The Combat History of U.S. Army Tank Battalions in the Pacific in World War II

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$19.49
BN.com price
(Save 44%)$34.95 List Price

Overview

Although the history of armor in World War II has captured the attention of countless authors, no one has yet chronicled the extensive use of tanks in the Pacific--until now. In comprehensive detail Salecker describes the exploits of American tanks on the jungle islands where troops engaged in savage combat and encountered unforgiving weather and terrain. Stationed in the Philippines when the Japanese attacked the islands in 1941, the U.S. Army's independent tank battalions fought from the very start of the war. From New Guinea and the Solomons to the Ryukyus, American armor proved instrumental in winning World War II in the Pacific.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811743624
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 766,303
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Gene Eric Salecker lives near Chicago, Illinois.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Baptism of Fire     1
War     15
War Plan Orange-3     27
Into Bataan     38
Bataan     48
The Points and Pockets     57
Siege and Suffering     65
Surrender     71
Reinforcements and Turnabout     82
Taking Makin     91
Closing the Solomons     108
Another Crack in the Outer Barrier     116
Isolating Rabaul     129
Leapfrogging the New Guinea Coast     136
Bloody Biak     144
Southern Saipan     154
The Valley of Death     164
Hard Days on Saipan     175
The End on Saipan     183
Guam     194
Stepping Stones     208
The Helmet's Wings     220
The Return     232
The Drive to Ormoc     248
Luzon     257
Manila     272
Corregidor and Southern Luzon     291
Northern Luzon     303
Clearing the Southern Philippines     317
Eastern Mindanao     326
Iceberg     333
Hard Days     345
The Last Battle     355
The End     369
Notes     377
Bibliography     422
Index     442
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2008

    A complete USA TANK BN Pacific War history

    Rolling Thunder Against the Rising Sun has the complete battle history of US Army Tank Battalions in the Pacfic from day one to post war occupation Japan & Koreas. This is an excellent book on this subject. The author tell both organizational and battle history of all Pacific War US Army Tank battalion in WW2. I hoping the author will write a sequel to cover the history of US Army Armored Amphibious Tank and Amphibious cargo AMTRACK battalion as well. The text and photo are first rate. I am a very satisfied owner of this book that I bought last weekend at Barnes & Nobel here in Houston.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)