The Pacific War: Japan versus the Allies

The Pacific War: Japan versus the Allies

By: Alan J. Levine (author)Hardback

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Nineteen ninety-five is a year of celebration and remembrance of the Axis collapse that signaled the end of the Second World War. In August, the world will mark the 50th anniversary of V-J Day. Particularly important, then, is this new historical study o the Pacific phase of World War War II that coers not just the military, but also the political side of the war. Rejecting recent trends that tend to whitewash or demonize the Japanese, this book casts new light on many controversial issues from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima. It treats the submarine campaign,the air attacks on Japan, the use of the atomic bombs, and Japan's surrender in unusual detail. Finally, it emphasizes that the war was primarily a struggle for the air and sea.

About Author

ALAN J. LEVINE, a historian specializing in Russian history, international relations, and World War II, has published many articles about World War II and the Cold War./e He is the author of The Soviet Union, The Communist Movement and the World: Prelude to the Cold War (Praeger, 1990), The Strategic Bombing of Germany (Praeger, 1992), and ,i>The Missile and Space Race (Praeger, 1994).

Contents

Introduction The Road to War The "Day of Infamy" and After: Japanese Victories, 1941-1942 Coral Sea and Midway--Turning Point in the Pacific, 1942 Home and Other Fronts The Battle for the Green Armor: Guadalcanal and Papua, 1942-1943 The Offensive in the Pacific, 1943-1944 The Break-in in the Pacific, 1944-1945 The China-Burma-India Theater: The War on the Asian Mainland, 1942-1945 The Defeat of Japan, 1945 Chronology Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780275951023
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780275951023
  • ISBN10: 0275951022

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