Eagle against the sun: the American war with Japan

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Free Press, 1985 - History - 589 pages
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Traces the war in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and examines the major battles and campaigns

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Review: Eagle Against the Sun: The American War With Japan (The Macmillan Wars of the United States)

User Review  - Endre Fodstad - Goodreads

After reading so much sometimes overly sentimental soldiers-perspective ww2 history books, I almost forgot how some authors manage to both look at it from the ground and provide an overall picture. Kudos to Spector! Read full review

Review: Eagle Against the Sun: The American War With Japan (The Macmillan Wars of the United States)

User Review  - Jim DeFelice - Goodreads

Another all-time favorite of mine, Spector's take on the war with Japan is really good. Read full review

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Prelude
1
American
9
Japanese
33
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About the author (1985)

Ronald H. Spector is a professor of history and international relations at George Washington University. He was a distinguished professor of strategy at the National War College in Washington, D.C., and a guest professor at Kyoto University at Tokyo. Spector served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and is the author of six books, including "Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan," a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. He and his wife live in Annandale, Virginia.