The Pacific Campaign

The Pacific Campaign

World War II, the U.S.-Japanese Naval War, 1941-1945

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
Uses documents from the Naval Historical Center to reassess the war in the Pacific and reveal the long history of conflict between Japanese imperialism and American "manifest destiny"

Simon and Schuster
Dan van der Vat's naval histories have been acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as “definitive,” “extraordinary,” and “vivid and harrowing.”

Now he turns to the greatest naval conflict in history: the Pacific campaign of World War II. Drawing on neglected archives of firsthand accounts from both sides, van der Vat interweaves eyewitness testimony with sharp, analytical narration to provide a penetrating reappraisal of the strategic and political background of both the Japanese and American forces, as well as a major reassessment of the role of intelligence on both sides. A comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of the war in the Pacific,The Pacific Campaign promises to be the standard work on the U.S.-Japanese war for years to come.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1991.
ISBN: 9780671738990
0671738992
Branch Call Number: 940.5426 VAN
Characteristics: 430 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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