The Pacific War 1941-1945


There are not many good & comprehensive one volume accounts of the war in the pacific out there, John Costello’s massive The Pacific War is considered the best.

Here is the description by the publisher:
John Costello’s The Pacific War has now established itself as the standard one-volume account of World War II in the Pacific. Never before have the separate stories of fighting in China, Malaya, Burma, the East Indies, the Philippines, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the Aleutians been so brilliantly woven together to provide a clear account of one of the most massive movements of men and arms in history. The complex social, political, and economic causes that underlay the war are here carefully analyzed, impelling the reader to see it as the inevitable conclusion to a series of historical events. And the bloody fighting that indelibly recorded names like Midway and Iwo Jima in the annals of human conflict is described in detail, through its ominous conclusion in the mushroom clouds of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Pacific War 1941-1945, 800 pages, ISBN: 978-0-688-01620-3

~ by m1pencil on August 17, 2010.

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