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Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
by Ian W Toll
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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... (read more)

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Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb
Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb
by Ronald Takaki
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The bombing of Hiroshima was one of the pivotal events of the twentieth century, yet this controversial question remains unresolved. At the time, General Dwight Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur, and chief of staff Admiral William Leahy all agreed... (read more)

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So Sad to Fall in Battle: An Account of War
So Sad to Fall in Battle: An Account of War
by Kumiko Kakehashi
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CHAPTER ONE LEAVING FOR THE FRONT Lieutenant general kuribayashi tadamichi set off for iwo Jima on June 8, 1944. His family was not informed of his destination. Whether you were a career soldier like Kuribayashi or just a conscript, in those days your... (read more)

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Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath
by Michael Norman
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For the first four months of 1942, American, Filipino, and Japanese soldiers fought America's first major land battle of World War II: the battle for the tiny Philippine peninsula of Bataan. It ended with the single largest defeat in American military... (read more)

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Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission
Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission
by Hampton Sides
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A tense, powerful, grand account of one of the most daring exploits of World War II. On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March... (read more)

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Day Man Lost (81 Edition)
Day Man Lost (81 Edition)
by Pacific War Research Society
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The story of the race to build and use the bomb, and its climax on August 6 1945. 'This is the entire story, including hitherto unpublished information on Japan's attempts to develop the bomb.' -- Donald B. Thackrey, United Press... (read more)

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Semper Fi, Mac: Living Memories of the U.S. Marines in WWII
Semper Fi, Mac: Living Memories of the U.S. Marines in WWII
by Henry Berry
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Semper Fi, Mac brings to life the Marines of World War II -- the tough, battle-trained troops who stormed the beaches of Bougainville, Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa -- in some of the bitterest and bloodiest fighting of the war. Compilied from... (read more)

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Quartered Safe Out Here
Quartered Safe Out Here
by George Macdonald Fraser
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George MacDonald Fraser's recollection of the war in Burma.... (read more)

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No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in World War II
No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in World War II
by Larry Colton
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On April 23, 1943, the seventy-man crew of the USS Grenadier scrambled to save their submarine—and themselves—after a Japanese aerial torpedo sent it crashing to the ocean floor. Miraculously, the men were able to bring the sub back to the... (read more)

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Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun
Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun
by John Prados
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The Battle of Midway is traditionally held as the point when Allied forces gained advantage over the Japanese. In Islands of Destiny, acclaimed historian and military intelligence expert John Prados points out that the Japanese forces quickly regained... (read more)

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The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
by Gar Alperovitz
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One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa
One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa
by John Wukovits
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In the Tarawa atoll lies the tiny islet of Betio. In November of 1943, the men of the 2nd Marine Division watched as bombardments destroyed the island's Japanese defenses. But when the Marines landed, the Japanese poured out of their protective bunkers... (read more)

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Campaign #243: The Fall of the Philippines 1941-42
Campaign #243: The Fall of the Philippines 1941-42
by Clayton Chun
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The Philippine Islands were one of two major US bases in the Pacific, the other being Pearl Harbor. The Japanese considered the capture of the Philippines crucial for its efforts to control resource-laden Southeast Asia. As opposed to its attack on Pearl... (read more)

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With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
by E B Sledge
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“Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary... (read more)

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Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire
Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire
by Richard B Frank
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"The publication of Richard Frank's long-awaited Downfall is an event of great importance, not only to historians but to the general public. No aspect of World War II is more controversial today than the use of atomic bombs against Japan in 1945. Some... (read more)

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With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
by E B Sledge
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“Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary... (read more)

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Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
by James D Hornfischer
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The Battle of Guadalcanal has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy’s sacrifice, James D. Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, cruisers, and... (read more)

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Miracle at Midway
Miracle at Midway
by Gordon W Prange
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Here is the definitive history of the battle of Midway, an American victory that marked the turning point of the war in the Pacific during World War II. Told with the same stylistic flair and attention to detail as the bestselling At Dawn We Slept... (read more)

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Japanese Destroyer Captain: Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway--The Great Naval Battles as Seen Through Japanese Eyes
Japanese Destroyer Captain: Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway--The Great Naval Battles as Seen Through Japanese Eyes
by Tameichi Hara
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Japanese Destroyer Captain is a highly regarded war memoir that was a best seller in both Japan and the United States during the 1960s. The work has long been treasured by World War II buffs and professional historians for its insights into the Japanese... (read more)

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Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle
Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle
by Richard B Frank
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The battle at Guadalcanal marked the first American offensive of World War II and was fought on land, at sea, and in the air. For six months the Americans and the Japanese clashed in brutal warfare that escalated to unimagined levels of sustained... (read more)

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