The Conquering Tide

The Conquering Tide
Author: Ian W Toll
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 0393353206
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conquering Tide Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Bestseller "A beautiful blend of history and prose and proves again Mr. Toll’s mastery of the naval-war narrative." —Wall Street Journal This masterful history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War—the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944—when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide," concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas. It was the largest, bloodiest, most costly, most technically innovative and logistically complicated amphibious war in history, and it fostered bitter interservice rivalries, leaving wounds that even victory could not heal. Often overlooked, these are the years and fights that decided the Pacific War. Ian W. Toll's battle scenes—in the air, at sea, and in the jungles—are simply riveting. He also takes the reader into the wartime councils in Washington and Tokyo where politics and strategy often collided, and into the struggle to mobilize wartime production, which was the secret of Allied victory. Brilliantly researched, the narrative is propelled and colored by firsthand accounts—letters, diaries, debriefings, and memoirs—that are the raw material of the telling details, shrewd judgment, and penetrating insight of this magisterial history. This volume—continuing the "marvelously readable dramatic narrative" (San Francisco Chronicle) of Pacific Crucible—marks the second installment of the Pacific War Trilogy, which will stand as the first history of the entire Pacific War to be published in at least twenty-five years.

The Conquering Tide

The Conquering Tide
Author: Ian W Toll
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN: 0393080641
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conquering Tide Book Excerpt:

New York Times Bestseller The devastation of Pearl Harbor and the American victory at Midway were prelude to a greater challenge: rolling back the vast Japanese Pacific empire, island by island. This masterful history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War—the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944—when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide," concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas. It was the largest, bloodiest, most costly, most technically innovative and logistically complicated amphibious war in history, and it fostered bitter interservice rivalries, leaving wounds that even victory could not heal. Often overlooked, these are the years and fights that decided the Pacific War. Ian W. Toll's battle scenes—in the air, at sea, and in the jungles—are simply riveting. He also takes the reader into the wartime councils in Washington and Tokyo where politics and strategy often collided, and into the struggle to mobilize wartime production, which was the secret of Allied victory. Brilliantly researched, the narrative is propelled and colored by firsthand accounts—letters, diaries, debriefings, and memoirs—that are the raw material of the telling details, shrewd judgment, and penetrating insight of this magisterial history. This volume—continuing the "marvelously readable dramatic narrative" (San Francisco Chronicle) of Pacific Crucible—marks the second installment of the Pacific War Trilogy, which will stand as the first history of the entire Pacific War to be published in at least twenty-five years.

The Conquering Tide War in the Pacific Islands 1942 1944 Vol 2

The Conquering Tide  War in the Pacific Islands  1942 1944  Vol  2
Author: Ian W. Toll
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2015-09-21
ISBN: 0393248208
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conquering Tide War in the Pacific Islands 1942 1944 Vol 2 Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Bestseller "A beautiful blend of history and prose and proves again Mr. Toll’s mastery of the naval-war narrative." —Wall Street Journal This masterful history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War—the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944—when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide," concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas. It was the largest, bloodiest, most costly, most technically innovative and logistically complicated amphibious war in history, and it fostered bitter interservice rivalries, leaving wounds that even victory could not heal. Often overlooked, these are the years and fights that decided the Pacific War. Ian W. Toll's battle scenes—in the air, at sea, and in the jungles—are simply riveting. He also takes the reader into the wartime councils in Washington and Tokyo where politics and strategy often collided, and into the struggle to mobilize wartime production, which was the secret of Allied victory. Brilliantly researched, the narrative is propelled and colored by firsthand accounts—letters, diaries, debriefings, and memoirs—that are the raw material of the telling details, shrewd judgment, and penetrating insight of this magisterial history. This volume—continuing the "marvelously readable dramatic narrative" (San Francisco Chronicle) of Pacific Crucible—marks the second installment of the Pacific War Trilogy, which will stand as the first history of the entire Pacific War to be published in at least twenty-five years.

Imperial Japan s Allied Prisoners of War in the South Pacific

Imperial Japan s Allied Prisoners of War in the South Pacific
Author: C. Kenneth Quinones
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 675
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 1527575462
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imperial Japan s Allied Prisoners of War in the South Pacific Book Excerpt:

Three weeks after Imperial Japan’s surrender, five men dressed in baggy khaki uniforms stared at the camera. They and two colleagues were the only survivors out of the 210 Allied airmen which Imperial Japan had imprisoned in “paradise.” Joining them were 18 British soldiers, the only survivors of 600 of their countrymen similarly but separately imprisoned. Another 10,000 Allied soldiers and civilians were also imprisoned on the South Pacific island of New Britain. More than half died before liberation. What motivated such inhumane treatment? This book’s quest for an answer traces the genesis of Bushido, Imperial Japan’s martial code, and surveys the prisoners’ recollections of their ordeal as the Battle for Rabaul raged around them from 1942 to March 1944.

Military History for the Modern Strategist

Military History for the Modern Strategist
Author: Michael O'Hanlon
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2023-01-24
ISBN: 0815739842
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military History for the Modern Strategist Book Excerpt:

In this timely book, military expert Michael O'Hanlon examines America's major conflicts since the mid-1800s: the Civil War, the two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. O'Hanlon looks for overarching trends and themes, along with the lessons for the military strategists and political leaders of today and tomorrow.

Flamethrower

Flamethrower
Author: Bryan Mark Rigg
Publsiher: Fidelis Historia
Total Pages: 1362
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN: 1734534117
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flamethrower Book Excerpt:

Late in the Pacific War, as Americans were fighting their way to the home islands of the Japanese Empire, one of the fiercest battles of World War II was raging. The Japanese had created perhaps the best defended area anywhere on an island called Iwo Jima. Days into the bloody battle, casualties were high on both sides. United States Marines were taking an awful pounding out in the open from enemy fortified positions. Imperial Japanese soldiers in pillboxes and bunkers knew that the greatest danger they faced was from a flamethrower if it could get near enough to hit them. Imagine a little guy strapping on a highly flammable 70-pound weapon, instantly drawing heavy enemy fire as he maneuvered close enough with a small team of Leathernecks to destroy a pillbox. Woody Williams did just that on the hellishly hot and sulfurous, volcanic island of Iwo Jima, destroying Japanese emplacements against dire odds. He, along with numerous comrades, did it again and again, taking out hundreds of fortifications which had stalled their regiment’s advance to secure the islands airfields. The capture of Iwo Jima helped the powerful new B-29s have P-51 fighter-plane escorts to help the bombers pound Japan into submission. Iwo actually was a backup landing zone for the Enola Gay if she had difficulties delivering her atomic bomb on 6 August 1945 at Hiroshima, a bomb American leaders hoped would bring Hirohito to his knees begging for surrender terms so World War II would stop. Accomplished military historian, Bryan Mark Rigg, reconstructs Woody Williams’s remarkable story, from his youth on a dairy farm in West Virginia to his experiences as a Marine on Guadalcanal, on Guam and on Iwo Jima. Rigg tells Williams’ story vividly, and objectively, and places it in the context of the broader Pacific theater of World War II. Using never-before-seen documents and interviews, Rigg brings out new information about the Pacific War unknown until now. As he explores Woody’s life, Rigg enables the reader to better appreciate the brave Marines and their heroics. Moreover, Rigg explores the numerous problems with Woody and his narrative. As a result, this book also documents Woody’s controversial Medal of Honor process, one of the most controversial Medal of Honor stories to come out of World War II.

Twilight of the Gods War in the Western Pacific 1944 1945 Vol 3 The Pacific War Trilogy

Twilight of the Gods  War in the Western Pacific  1944 1945  Vol  3   The Pacific War Trilogy
Author: Ian W. Toll
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 0393651819
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twilight of the Gods War in the Western Pacific 1944 1945 Vol 3 The Pacific War Trilogy Book Excerpt:

New York Times Bestseller The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, “one of the great storytellers of War” (Evan Thomas). In June 1944, the United States launched a crushing assault on the Japanese navy in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The capture of the Mariana Islands and the accompanying ruin of Japanese carrier airpower marked a pivotal moment in the Pacific War. No tactical masterstroke or blunder could reverse the increasingly lopsided balance of power between the two combatants. The War in the Pacific had entered its endgame. Beginning with the Honolulu Conference, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt met with his Pacific theater commanders to plan the last phase of the campaign against Japan, Twilight of the Gods brings to life the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, when the U.S. Navy won the largest naval battle in history; Douglas MacArthur made good his pledge to return to the Philippines; waves of kamikazes attacked the Allied fleets; the Japanese fought to the last man on one island after another; B-29 bombers burned down Japanese cities; and Hiroshima and Nagasaki were vaporized in atomic blasts. Ian W. Toll’s narratives of combat in the air, at sea, and on the beaches are as gripping as ever, but he also reconstructs the Japanese and American home fronts and takes the reader into the halls of power in Washington and Tokyo, where the great questions of strategy and diplomacy were decided. Drawing from a wealth of rich archival sources and new material, Twilight of the Gods casts a penetrating light on the battles, grand strategic decisions and naval logistics that enabled the Allied victory in the Pacific. An authoritative and riveting account of the final phase of the War in the Pacific, Twilight of the Gods brings Toll’s masterful trilogy to a thrilling conclusion. This prize-winning and best-selling trilogy will stand as the first complete history of the Pacific War in more than twenty-five years, and the first multivolume history of the Pacific naval war since Samuel Eliot Morison’s series was published in the 1950s.

Air Force Magazine

Air Force Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Yugoslavia Through Documents

Yugoslavia Through Documents
Author: Snežana Trifunovska
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 1110
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN: 9780792326700
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yugoslavia Through Documents Book Excerpt:

This book contains more than 360 documents relevant to the international legal position of the Yugoslav territories in the 19th century, the creation of Yugoslavia as a common state of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, 1918, its constitutional development, and the process of dissolution of Yugoslavia and the creation of the new states of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It includes documents from the beginning of the 19th century showing the international legal position of the Yugoslav territories under the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires, the independence of Serbia and Montenegro, recognized by the Treaty of Berlin, 1878, and the major events in the history of the creation of Yugoslavia as a joint state of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, in 1918, concerning both its international position and its constitutional organization. The process of the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (covering the period from 1990 to September 1, 1993) is presented through reproduced documents of international organizations (United Nations, European Community, Western European Union, Organization of Islamic Conference, etc.), of the different conferences and forums (CSCE, Group of Seven, etc.) and documents issued by Yugoslav organs and the organs of new states of the former Yugoslavia. The book also includes documents of a constitutional nature concerning the creation of the new states of Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It provides researchers in the field of international law, political science of history with documentary information involving international legal and constitutional aspects relating to Yugoslavia.

Pacific Crucible

Pacific Crucible
Author: Ian W. Toll
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 659
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0393068137
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pacific Crucible Book Excerpt:

Draws on eyewitness accounts and primary sources to describe the first months of World War II in the Pacific, after the U.S. Navy suffered the worst defeat in its history at Pearl Harbor.

Earth s Voices Transcripts from Nature Sospitra and Other Poems

Earth s Voices  Transcripts from Nature  Sospitra  and Other Poems
Author: William Sharp
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New American Cyclopaedia

The New American Cyclopaedia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 800
Release: 1870
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New American Encyclopaedia

The New American Encyclopaedia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1865
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New American Cyclop dia

The New American Cyclop  dia
Author: George Ripley,Charles Anderson Dana
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Southern Literary Journal and Magazine of Arts

Southern Literary Journal and Magazine of Arts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1838
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Pageant

The Pageant
Author: Charles Shannon,Gleeson White
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Printing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oration of Demosthenes on the Crown Translated by the Right Hon Sir Robert Collier

The Oration of Demosthenes on the Crown  Translated by the Right Hon  Sir Robert Collier
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The International Review

The International Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 746
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oration of Demosthenes on the Crown Translated by Sir R P Collier

The Oration of Demosthenes on the Crown  Translated by Sir R  P  Collier
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Pageant

The Pageant
Author: Charles Hazelwood Shannon,Gleeson White
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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