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Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska & the Aleutians

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The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War II. Brian Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter whose works have sold some 20 million copies, was searching for a new subject when he came upon the story of this "forgotten war" in Alaska. He found the history of the brave men who had served in the Aleutians so compelling and so little known that he wrote the first full-length history of the Aleutian campaign, and the book remains a favorite among Alaskans.

The war in the Aleutians was fought in some of the worst climatic conditions on earth for men, ships, and airplanes. The sea was rough, the islands craggy and unwelcoming, and enemy number one was always the weather--the savage wind, fog, and rain of the Aleutian chain. The fog seemed to reach even into the minds of the military commanders on both sides, as they directed men into situations that so often had tragic results. Frustrating, befuddling, and still the subject of debate, the Aleutian campaign nevertheless marked an important turn of the war in favor of the United States.

Now, half a century after the war ended, more of the fog has been lifted. In the updated University of Alaska Press edition, Garfield supplements his original account, which was drawn from statistics, personal interviews, letters, and diaries, with more recently declassified photographs and many more illustrations.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-445) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface to the 1995 Edition
Author's Note
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PART ONE Buckner's War
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and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;CHAPTER ONEand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Japan Steams North
and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;CHAPTER TWOand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; "You Will Be Governed by the
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and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER THREEand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Battle of Dutch Harbor:
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and#160; and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160; CHAPTER FOURand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Battle of Dutch Harbor:
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and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;CHAPTER FIVEand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Buckner's Beehive
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER SIXand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; "The Airfield Is for Use Either
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PART TWO Eareckson's War
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and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160; CHAPTER SEVENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Forward Blitz
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and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER NINEand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; "When You Could See a Hundred
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and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER TENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Navy's Spring Plowing
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PART THREE Kinkaid's War
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and#160;and#160; and#160;CHAPTER THIRTEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Kinkaid's Blockade
and#160;and#160; CHAPTER FOURTEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Battle of the Komandorskis
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER FIFTEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; "The Hunger Was Maddening..."
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER SIXTEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Operation Landcrab
and#160;and#160;CHAPTER SEVENTEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Battle of Attu
and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER EIGHTEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Raids on Paramushiro
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;CHAPTER NINETEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Battleand#160;of the Pips
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;CHAPTER TWENTYand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;The Invasion of Kiska
and#160;
Epilogue
Afterword
Appendix Oneand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Further Discussion of the
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Appendix Twoand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Further Discussion of the
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Battle of the Pips
Bibliographical Remarks
Bibliography
Bibliographic Addendum 1995
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780912006833
Foreword:
Cole, Terrence
Author:
Cole, Terrence
Foreword by:
Cole, Terrence
Foreword:
Cole, Terrence
Author:
Garfield, Brian
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Location:
Fairbanks :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Campaigns
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Alaska -- Aleutian Islands.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Alaska.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Classic Reprint Series
Series Volume:
no.4
Publication Date:
19950231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white photos
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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