Pacific Campaign: The U.S.-Japanes Naval War 1941-1945

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Simon and Schuster, 1992 - History - 432 pages
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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.
 

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THE PACIFIC CAMPAIGN: World War II, The U.S.-Japanese Naval War, 1941-1945

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A well-rounded account of the bitter WW II battles in which the US, at no small cost, put paid to Japan's Pacific ambitions. Drawing on a wealth of archival sources, van der Vat (The Atlantic Campaign ... Read full review

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This provocative, well-written survey brings to bear a British perspective on the U.S. Navy's war with Japan. Van der Vat describes that war as a product of Japanese aggression rather than American ... Read full review

Contents

MAPS
17
The Japanese Empire follows page
39
LIST OF MAPS 6
3
JAPAN RAMPANT
4
Chapter 9Birth of the Leapfrog 273
5
The Philippines Singapore and the Dutch East Indies follows page 114
6
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND SOURCES 403
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INDEX 409
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About the author (1992)

Dan van der Vat is the author of The Atlantic Campaign, The Ship That Changed the World, Gentlemen of War, and The Grand Scuttle. He lives in London, England.

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