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The Pacific War: Japan versus the Allies
     

The Pacific War: Japan versus the Allies

by Alan Levine
 

Nineteen ninety-five is a year of celebration and remembrance of the Axis collapse that signaled the end of the Second World War. In August, the world will mark the 50th anniversary of V-J Day. Particularly important, then, is this new historical study o the Pacific phase of World War War II that coers not just the military, but also the political side of the war.

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Nineteen ninety-five is a year of celebration and remembrance of the Axis collapse that signaled the end of the Second World War. In August, the world will mark the 50th anniversary of V-J Day. Particularly important, then, is this new historical study o the Pacific phase of World War War II that coers not just the military, but also the political side of the war. Rejecting recent trends that tend to whitewash or demonize the Japanese, this book casts new light on many controversial issues from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima. It treats the submarine campaign,the air attacks on Japan, the use of the atomic bombs, and Japan's surrender in unusual detail. Finally, it emphasizes that the war was primarily a struggle for the air and sea.

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Levine attempts to correct various bizarre theories concerning Japan by examining the Pacific war as a particular war waged by a particular Japanese regime, against both the West and the rest of Asia. He addresses the origins and political aspects of the war as much as the military aspects, with a detailed discussion of Japanese occupation policies, war aims, the atomic bomb, the grand strategy of the war, and the technological developments that took place during its course. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275951023
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1995
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1230L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

ALAN J. LEVINE, a historian specializing in Russian history, international relations, and World War II, has published many articles about World War II and the Cold War./e He is the author of The Soviet Union, The Communist Movement and the World: Prelude to the Cold War (Praeger, 1990), The Strategic Bombing of Germany (Praeger, 1992), and The Missile and Space Race (Praeger, 1994).

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