Bataan Our Last Ditch

Author by : John W. Whitman
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Description : Focuses on America's first engagement in WWII. Unpublished letters, written and oral testimony of over 350 veterans restores these gruelling months into a historical record.


Tower Of Skulls A History Of The Asia Pacific War Volume I July 1937 May 1942

Author by : Richard B. Frank
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Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Description : An eye-opening, pathbreaking account of the onset of the Asia-Pacific War, by the acclaimed author of Downfall and Guadalcanal. In 1937, the swath of the globe east from India to the Pacific Ocean enclosed half the world’s population, all save a fraction enduring under some form of colonialism. Japan’s onslaught into China that year unleashed a tidal wave of events that fundamentally transformed this region and killed about twenty-five million people. From just two nation states with real sovereignty, Thailand and Japan, and two with compromised sovereignty, China and Mongolia, the region today encompasses at least nineteen major sovereign nations. This extraordinary World War II narrative vividly describes in exquisite detail the battles across this entire region and links those struggles on many levels with their profound twenty-first-century legacies. Beginning with China’s long-neglected years of heroic, costly resistance, Tower of Skulls explodes outward to campaigns including Singapore, the Philippines, the Netherlands East Indies, India, and Burma, as well as across the Pacific to Pearl Harbor. These pages cast penetrating light on how struggles in Europe and Asia merged into a tightly entwined global war. They feature not just battles, but also the sweeping political, economic, and social effects of the war, and are graced with a rich tapestry of individual characters from top-tier political and military figures down to ordinary servicemen, as well as the accounts of civilians of all races and ages. In this first volume of a trilogy, award-winning historian Richard B. Frank draws on rich archival research and recently discovered documentary evidence to tell an epic story that gave birth to the world we live in now.


From Bataan To Safety

Author by : Malcolm Decker
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Description : For the 400 American soldiers who escaped the Bataan Death March and hundreds of others who refused to surrender, escaping the Bataan Peninsula to Luzon was a life-or-death journey. Among the local families who risked their lives to provide food and shelter to fleeing American soldiers were twin brothers Bill and Martin Fassoth. The stories of the Fassoths, the soldiers, and the fates of all involved following the Fassoths surrender to raiding Japanese forces are an important and fascinating chapter of World War II history.


Rolling Thunder Against The Rising Sun

Author by : Gene Eric Salecker
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Publisher by : Stackpole Books
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Description : First work dedicated solely to the use of Army tanks in the Pacific Theater. Covers armor battles in the Philippines, Makin, the Solomons, Rabaul, New Guinea, Saipan, Guam, and Okinawa.


Inside The Bataan Death March

Author by : Kevin C. Murphy
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Description : For two weeks during the spring of 1942, the Bataan Death March--one of the most widely condemned atrocities of World War II--unfolded. the prevailing interpretation of this event is simple: American prisoners of war suffered cruel treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors while Filipinos, sympathetic to the Americans, looked on. Most survivors wrote their accounts of the March decades after the war and a number of factors distorted their stories. the crucial aspect of memory is central to this study--how it is constructed, by whom and for what purpose. This book questions the prevailing interpretation, reconsiders the actions of all three groups in their cultural contexts and reveals a far greater complexity: violence on the March was largely the result of a clash of cultures--undisciplined, individualistic Americans encountered Japanese who valued order and form, while Filipinos were active, even ambitious participants in the drama.


Encyclopedia Of Warrior Peoples And Fighting Groups

Author by : Paul K. Davis
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Publisher by : Grey House Pub
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Description : From ferocious tribes to charismatic leaders and daring militias, this edition of The Encyclopedia of Historical Warrior Peoples & Fighting Groups explores the origins and leadership of these powerful combat forces, chronicles their conquests and accomplishments, examines the circumstances surrounding their decline or disbanding, and assesses their influence on the groups and methods of warfare that followed. Clearly written entries in an easy-to-use A-Z arrangement, Illustrations and cross-references enhance entries, An expanded Historical Timeline of entries allows the reader to see how groups connect with one another, Suggested Readings & Primary Documents offer sources for additional research, Full color maps, arranged by time period, allows the reader a visual connection to the groups, Comprehensive Bibliography & Subject Index. With over 150 entries, this encyclopedia offers the most current, most comprehensive overview of skilled military populations, soldiers who dominated the military forces of their time, famous and noteworthy units, and elite forces from the ancient times to the present. A valuable resource for readers seeking insight into the bold history of both distinguished and infamous fighting forces, this edition will be useful in history reference collections, university libraries, and public libraries.


Beyond Courage

Author by : Dorothy Cave
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Description : Bataan, the last bastion stemming the Japanese tidal wave across the Pacific, was about to fall. Only one unit, ROld Two Hon'erd," a small band of New Mexico National Guardsmen, remained intact. In her award-winning history, Dorothy Cave follows the members of this small unit who played a key role in this pivotal moment in history.


The World At War 1939 1945

Author by : William E. Scott
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Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : An extraordinarily detailed reference book, The World At War: 1939-1945 offers the reader an in-depth guide to the greatest conflict of the 20th Century. Meticulously researched with over 1,200 identifications and a bibliography of over 4,000 sources, the book examines the people, places, and events that changed our world forever. William Scott spent three years carefully researching and compiling the information for this book. He worked exclusively from military archives and university libraries to produce this one of a kind World War II reference book. Including an easy to follow chronology of events, a list of military and naval abbreviations, and an organizational chart of U.S. Army units, The World At War: 1939-1945 is a must for military historians, academics, history buffs, and veterans.


Racing The Sunrise

Author by : Glen Williford
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Publisher by : Naval Inst Press
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Description : Glen Williford lends new insight into the reasons for America's relatively quick comeback from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the first time, he tells the complete story of U. S. efforts to build and reinforce its Pacific garrisons in the Philippines and Hawaii during the six months before the war and to supply Bataan and Corregidor in early 1942. This major effort by the United States to send the few units of trained men and scarce equipment to the Philippines and Hawaii---which involved a carefully organized convoy route utilizing both Army and Navy assets---has generally gone unappreciated. In order to get planes to the western Pacific, an entire air ferry route was quickly developed and garrisoned, and when the attack on Pearl Harbor came, the effort was just reaching its height. Men and supplies in San Francisco and convoys and lone freighters at sea were either lost to the enemy or diverted to campaigns to try and stop the Japanese. Racing the Sunrise fully describes the reinforcement efforts in the context of both the existing military strategies and the realities and physical limits of America's defense capabilites at the time. More importantly, it relates the human cost to the units caught up by the war's events. It concludes with an examination of the transition from the desperate defensive efforts to protect lines of communication to Australia in order to build a major base there, and to using these assets to retake the offensive.


Somalia On Five Dollars A Day

Author by : Martin Stanton
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Description : Sent to provide aid and comfort to the people of wartorn Somalia and getting "hostile fire zone" pay, which equated to $5 per day, the author recounts his experiences as he and his fellow soldiers occupied Somalia for five months on a humanitarian mission fraught with danger.


American National Biography

Author by : John Arthur Garraty
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Contains articles that provide biographical information about men and women whose lives and careers have influenced the course of American history, focusing on the key achievements of individuals who died before 1996; each with a descriptive bibliography. Arranged alphabetically from Jeremiah to Kurtz.


America History And Life

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Description : Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.


Military History

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We Remember Bataan And Corregidor

Author by : Mariano Villarin
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Publisher by : Mariano Villarin
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Description : "Chapter (Prison Camps) gives a powerful & effective description of life as a POW... (Filipino Hostages in Japan) is one of best (chapters) containing information not generally availabe elsewhere."--Texas A&M University Press. "... This has to be one of the most powerful pieces of war literature I have read."--Columnist Tom Hennessy, Long Beach Press-Telegram.


Bataan The Judgment Seat

Author by : Allison Ind
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The Naked Flagpole

Author by : Richard C. Mallonée
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The United States Marine Corps In Books And The Performing Arts

Author by : Richard L. Hemenez
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Publisher by : McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
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Description : This enormous annotated bibliography of the Marine Corps details fiction, nonfiction, stage, poetry, music, movie, and television references to the Marine Corps. It covers over 2,500 books, 500-plus Hollywood films, 80 made-for-television movies, 100 fictional television programs, articles, parts of books, dissertations, chronologies, dictionaries, and oral histories. Beginning with an introduction that focuses on the history of the Marine Corps, this work serves as research into such subjects as duty stations, ships, posts, heroes and their heroics, uniforms, boot camp, and equipment. Listed in the film section are over 100 former Marines who are film and television actors. Reflecting the comprehensiveness of the book, there are over 15,000 subject headings (totaling over 25,000 indexed items). The researcher (and the research librarian) will appreciate the depth and the breadth of the book.


Library Journal

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A Rock And A Fortress

Author by : Robert H. Arnold
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Before Bataan And After

Author by : Frederic Sylvester Marquardt
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Publisher by : Ams PressInc
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World War Ii In The Air

Author by : James F. Sunderman
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The Black Man On Film Racial Stereotyping

Author by : Richard A. Maynard
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Publisher by : Hayden Books
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Description : A high school textbook which discusses the treatment of minorities, particularly blacks, in American films.


Congressional Record

Author by : United States. Congress
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Description : The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)


Truman Macarthur

Author by : Michael David Pearlman
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Description : Truman and MacArthur offers an objective and comprehensive account of the very public confrontation between a sitting president and a well-known general over the military's role in the conduct of foreign policy. In November 1950, with the army of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea mostly destroyed, Chinese military forces crossed the Yalu River. They routed the combined United Nations forces and pushed them on a long retreat down the Korean peninsula. Hoping to strike a decisive blow that would collapse the Chinese communist regime in Beijing, General Douglas MacArthur, the commander of the Far East Theater, pressed the administration of President Harry S. Truman for authorization to launch an invasion of China across the Taiwan straits. Truman refused; MacArthur began to argue his case in the press, a challenge to the tradition of civilian control of the military. He moved his protest into the partisan political arena by supporting the Republican opposition to Truman in Congress. This violated the President's fundamental tenet that war and warriors should be kept separate from politicians and electioneering. On April 11, 1951 he finally removed MacArthur from command. Viewing these events through the eyes of the participants, this book explores partisan politics in Washington and addresses the issues of the political power of military officers in an administration too weak to carry national policy on its own accord. It also discusses America's relations with European allies and its position toward Formosa (Taiwan), the long-standing root of the dispute between Truman and MacArthur.


Philippines

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Ab Bookman S Weekly

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Avenging Bataan

Author by : Bernard David Mann
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Publisher by : Ivy House Publishing Group
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