World War II in the Pacific: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki [NOOK Book]

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When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States was thrust into World War II. The war with Japan would last four grueling years. Bold leaders, such as General Douglas MacArthur and President Franklin Roosevelt, would lead the United States to victory. Author R. Conrad Stein explores the historic carrier-based naval battles, the “island hopping” campaigns, the home front, and the beginning of the atomic age.
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World War II in the Pacific: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki

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Overview

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States was thrust into World War II. The war with Japan would last four grueling years. Bold leaders, such as General Douglas MacArthur and President Franklin Roosevelt, would lead the United States to victory. Author R. Conrad Stein explores the historic carrier-based naval battles, the “island hopping” campaigns, the home front, and the beginning of the atomic age.
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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
During World War II some of the most savage fighting occurred in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Following the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, combat spread across the vast expanses of the Pacific and surrounding Asian nations. The Pacific portion of World War II featured a no quarter approach that was far different than the combat occurring in Western Europe. Japanese soldiers typically fought to the death and offered extreme brutality toward their foes and conquered peoples. Kamikaze attacks from the air and Banzai charges were but two features of fighting the Japanese that fed the fuels of hatred on the part of America military men and women. In the end, the use of nuclear weapons against Hiroshima and Nagasaki was but the final act in a war that offered no mercy on most occasions. In this illustrated history of the Pacific War, Stein traces the brutal events that made up the "island hopping" campaigns of this conflict. In telling this expansive story Stein applies great skill and a feel for the facts attendant to this enormous military theater. Stein is particularly good at weaving the thoughts and words of actual battlefield participants into a cohesive narrative. Further, Stein has a gift for descriptive language and uses it to help readers truly understand the brutality and effort that were part and parcel of the Pacific War. This approach results in a fine historical work and one that will capture the interest of its readers. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781464504181
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Enslow United States at War Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 643,698
  • Age range: 10 - 15 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

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