This encyclopedia offers short pieces describing the military campaigns, diplomacy, politics, personalities, and social effects of the American-Japanese conflict in the Pacific from the 1930s through the end of WWII. Over 250 entries by 110 different authors cover specific topics such as Manchuria, Japanese small arms, war artists, the bombing of Port Darwin, amphibious operations, Yosuke Matsuoka, and aircraft carriers. Sandler is a command historian at the US Army's Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Stanley Sandler is one of America's best-known military historians. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of London Department of War Studies, where he studied under the eminent military historian Sir Michael Howard. He was a Command historian for the US Army Special Operations Command for fourteen years and was a Visiting Professor in the History of Sea Power at the US Naval Academy. He will hold the Edwin Conquest '14 Chair in history at Virginia Military Institute, 1999-2000.
Dr. Sandler has received numerous academic and professional awards, including a New York State Regents' Teaching Fellowship, a Smithsonian Post-Doctoral Fellowship and a Secretary of the Army Research and Writing Fellowship. His publications include The Emergence of The ModernCapital Ship (1979), Segregated Skies: The All-blackUSAAF Squadrons of World War II(1992), The Korean War: AnEncyclopedia (Garland, 1995), and numerous articles in military history.