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The Pacific War

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The definitive one-volume history of World War II in the Pacific theater, The Pacific War was the first book to weave together the separate stories of the fighting in China, Malaya, Burma, the East Indies, the Philippines, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the Aleutians. Now available with a new cover, John Costello's classic work provides a brilliantly clear account of one of the most massive movements of men and arms in military history.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 742 pages
  • 152.4 x 238.76 x 55.88mm | 884.5g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • WILLIAM MORROW
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Quill.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0688016200
  • 9780688016203
  • 149,304

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-Clearly the best one-volume treatment of the subject now in print.---Library Journalshow more

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John Costello's The Pacific War has now established itself as the standard one-volume account of World War II in the Pacific. Never before have the separate stories of fighting in China, Malaya, Burma, the East Indies, the Phillipines, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the Aleutians been so brilliantly woven together to provide a clear account of one of the most massive movements of men and arms in history. The complex social, political, and economic causes that underlay the war are here carefully analyzed, impelling the reader to see it as the inevitable conclusion to a series of historical events. And the bloody fighting that indelibly recorded names like Midway and Iwo Jima in the annals of human conflict is described in detail, through its ominous conclusion in the mushroom clouds of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.show more

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"Clearly the best one-volume treatment of the subject now in print." Library Journalshow more

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