Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.95
List price: $19.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Military- World War II Nautical
1 Hawthorne Military- World War II Pacific

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942

by

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss. Pacific Crucible tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history and seized the strategic initiative. Ian W. Toll's dramatic narrative encompasses both the high command and the sailor's-eye view from the lower deck. Relying predominantly on eyewitness accounts and primary sources, Pacific Crucible also spotlights recent scholarship that has revised our understanding of the conflict, including the Japanese decision to provoke a war that few in the country's highest circles thought they could win. The result is a page-turning history that does justice to the breadth and depth of a tremendous subject.

Review:

"Both a serious work of history...and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"An entertaining, impressively researched chronicle of the tense period between the bombing of Pearl Harbor and American victory at the battle of Midway." Kirkus

Review:

"The research is thorough, the writing clear, and the narrative flow exemplary...it is difficult to think of a recent book on this subject that is of such consistently outstanding value." Booklist

Review:

"Toll's storytelling abilities make this an approachable and compelling read in a genre typically reserved for military historians....Revealing and poignant, Toll's latest deftly navigates the rough waters of the Pacific struggle with flying colors." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Well documented — albeit from previously published materials — and well written. Experienced World War II history buffs may bypass if they feel no need to read another retelling of this phase of the Pacific War, but nonspecialists and general readers will want to consider it." LibraryJournal.com

About the Author

Ian W. Toll is an independent naval historian, the author of Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 and Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy. Six Frigates won broad critical acclaim and was selected for the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, the William E. Colby Award, and New York Times "Editor's Choice" list. He lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393343410
Subtitle:
War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Author:
Toll, Ian W.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

Other books you might like

  1. Illustrated Directory of Fighting Aircra Used Trade Paper $10.50
  2. The World Encyclopedia of... New Hardcover $35.00
  3. New Vanguard #176: Imperial Japanese... New Trade Paper $17.95
  4. Air Power: The Men, Machines, and... Used Hardcover $4.95
  5. Fighter :a history of fighter aircraft Used Trade Paper $4.50
  6. The World Encyclopedia of... New Hardcover $35.00

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » History and Social Science
Featured Titles » New Arrivals
History and Social Science » Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Nautical
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Pacific
History and Social Science » Sale Books
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.95 In Stock
Product details 656 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393343410 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Both a serious work of history...and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative." San Francisco Chronicle
"Review" by , "An entertaining, impressively researched chronicle of the tense period between the bombing of Pearl Harbor and American victory at the battle of Midway."
"Review" by , "The research is thorough, the writing clear, and the narrative flow exemplary...it is difficult to think of a recent book on this subject that is of such consistently outstanding value."
"Review" by , "Toll's storytelling abilities make this an approachable and compelling read in a genre typically reserved for military historians....Revealing and poignant, Toll's latest deftly navigates the rough waters of the Pacific struggle with flying colors."
"Review" by , "Well documented — albeit from previously published materials — and well written. Experienced World War II history buffs may bypass if they feel no need to read another retelling of this phase of the Pacific War, but nonspecialists and general readers will want to consider it."
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.