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War in the Pacific By peter dancey
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This book tells the story of the Allied land, sea and air war in the Far East from 1942 to its conclusion in August 1945. The full story of the Japanese fatal gamble.
Battles of the Pacific War 1941 – 1945 By Matthew Adams
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On the 7th of December, 1941 hundreds of Japanese aircraft took off from a group of aircraft carriers. Their target was Pearl Harbour in Oahu, Hawaii which was home of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The... More > Pacific War began here, and for almost four years the United States and their allies remained at war with the Japanese Empire. During this period the war in the Pacific engulfed much of Asia, from the borders of India to the islands of Indonesia on the outskirts of Australia. This is a concise, yet detailed, historical account of the Pacific War that recounts some of the largest battles in the Pacific Theatre. Famous 20th century battles in the vast seas, islands and jungles of the Pacific region, beginning with the devastating Japanese airstrike at Pearl Harbour. A tale of epic confrontations, Battles of the Pacific War 1941 – 1945 recalls where, when and how the Pacific War was won and lost within the battlefields of the Pacific.< Less
Problems of the Pacific By Franke Fox
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Problems of the Pacific is a historical book By Franke Fox. The Pacific is the ocean of the future. As civilisation grows and distances dwindle, man demands a larger and yet larger stage for the... More > fighting-out of the ambitions of races. The Mediterranean sufficed for the settlement of the issues between the Turks and the Christians, between the Romans and the Carthaginians, between the Greeks and the Persians, and who knows what other remote and unrecorded struggles of the older peoples of its littoral. Then the world became too great to be kept in by the Pillars of Hercules, and Fleets—in the service alike of peace and war—ranged over the Atlantic. The Mediterranean lost its paramount importance, and dominance of the Atlantic became the test of world supremacy.< Less
Asia-Pacific: A Strategic Assessment By Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, David Lai
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This analysis has four objectives: first, it puts the key trends of Asia-Pacific’s geo-economic, political, and security affairs in perspective; second, it highlights the defining aspects in... More > this region’s complicated interstate relations; third, it points out the dilemmas confronting the key players in the region; and fourth, it draws attention to the most dangerous potential impacts of the region’s outstanding conflicts.< Less
Nerves on Fire: World War II Pacific Paintings By George Klauba
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World War II cast a long shadow. Virtually every family had a member who was carried by the wings of history over the oceans into worlds of danger, boredom, and mind-wrenching emotion, toward the... More > prospect of maiming or death. To American children of the early 1940s, war was part of daily life—as it was for George Klauba. Today, as an artist, he looks back on that history. The work featured in Nerves on Fire is not standard imagery glorifying war; instead, it presents powerful and moving artwork reflecting scenes from World War II. In eighteen startling and empathetic paintings of the Pacific War, Klauba offers glimpses into the emotions of both sides—Allied and Japanese—as he captures the pathos and brutality of war as well as its valor and heroism. Nerves on Fire speaks to many generations, not just the ever-shrinking roster of World War II vets. Within it are lessons for all, including young people of today who live in a world beset by violence and wars around the globe.< Less
Nerves On Fire: World War II Pacific Paintings By George Klauba
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World War II cast a long shadow. Virtually every family had a member who was carried by the wings of history over the oceans into worlds of danger, boredom, and mind-wrenching emotion, toward the... More > prospect of maiming or death. To American children of the early 1940s, war was part of daily life—as it was for George Klauba. Today, as an artist, he looks back on that history. The work featured in Nerves on Fire is not standard imagery glorifying war; instead, it presents powerful and moving artwork reflecting scenes from World War II. In eighteen startling and empathetic paintings of the Pacific War, Klauba offers glimpses into the emotions of both sides—Allied and Japanese—as he captures the pathos and brutality of war as well as its valor and heroism. Nerves on Fire speaks to many generations, not just the ever-shrinking roster of World War II vets. Within it are lessons for all, including young people of today who live in a world beset by violence and wars around the globe.< Less
Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War Study Guide By BookRags.com
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Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War Study Guide consists of approx. 32 pages of summaries and analysis on Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War by William Manchester.
The Pacific Theater of World War Two for Kids By Kevin RiceVac
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A book for children, teens and adults about the Pacific Theater of World War Two, from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the battle of Leyte Gulf and the atomic bombing of Japan. This very detailed book... More > explains the US and Japanese battle strategies used by their admirals and the major battles.< Less
The True Story of Canada's "War" of Extermination on the Pacific By Tom Swanky
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At the inception of colonial rule on Canada’s Pacific Coast, natives “universally believed” Governor Douglas used smallpox as a weapon to kill them in lieu of treaties or paying for... More > land. Yet Canadian historians routinely dismiss this profound allegation without mention. In Canada’s greatest catastrophe, perhaps 100,000 B.C. natives died from smallpox during 1862/63. Before then, the First Nations were still sovereign. Afterward, British Columbia subjugated and dispossessed the depopulated First Nations through small wars billed as policing and by hanging several natives resisting colonialism. This is a detective story. It begins with the last action of the smallpox period, the hanging of five Tsilhqot’in Chiefs ambushed at a peace conference in 1864. The book then follows the smallpox trail back though the Tsilhqot’in War seeking its origin. It describes the smallpox carnage everywhere while seeking evidence of deliberate disease spreading. Does this trail lead to the Governor’s office as alleged?< Less
German Raiders in the Pacific By S. D. Waters
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Next to U-boats, the surface raiders of the Kriegsmarine were among the most effective naval vessels the Germans loosed upon the oceans during World War II. Few, however, know that some of these... More > “auxiliary cruisers” also served in the Pacific Ocean, even laying mines outside of New Zealand harbors. Original reprint (not a facsimile), 10 photos, 5 illus-trations, 5 maps.< Less