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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User Review  - oldretiredprof - LibraryThing

This is a generally excellent history of the Pacific theater in WWII from the (mostly) US perspective. Well written, carefully researched and thoroughly documented, it is exceptional as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

Eagle against the Sun by Ron Spector turned out to be quite an informative book about some little known areas; Burma, Thailand, New Guinea, coastwatchers and submarines as well as interesting insights ... Read full review

Contents

Prelude
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American
9
Japanese
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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.