Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific, 1944-1945

Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific, 1944-1945

by Waldo Heinrichs, Marc Gallicchio


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190616755
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/02/2017
Pages: 728
Sales rank: 153,486
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Waldo Heinrichs is Dwight E. Stanford Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University. He is the author of American Ambassador: Joseph C. Grew and the Development of the United States Diplomatic Tradition, which won the Allan Nevins Prize. Marc Gallicchio is a Professor of History at Villanova University and was a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in Japan, 1998-1999 and 2004-2005. He is the author of The African American Encounter with Japan and China: Black Internationalism in Asia, 1895-1945, which won the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations Robert H. Ferrell book prize.

Table of Contents

1. Gaining Power and Momentum Against Japan
2. The New Guinea Campaign
3. The Marianas Campaign
4. Leyte: Setting the End Game
5. The Philippines Campaign
6. Beyond Human Endurance
7. Iwo Jima
8. Okinawa
9. Two Down and One to Go
10. "My Hardest Decision to Date."
11. The Meaning of Victory
12. Conclusion: "The Capitulation of Hirohito Saved Our Necks"

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