The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945

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Bantam #ad - Hornfischer makes a strong case that America's failing to use the most terrible weapon yet born would have meant many hundreds of thousands more deaths, theirs and ours alike. Wall street journal"an extraordinary memorial to the courageous--and a cautionary note to a world that remains unstable and turbulent today.

Admiral james stavridis, supreme allied commander, nato 2009-2013, author of Sea Power "A masterful, fresh account of the latter days of the war in the Pacific that ably expands on the prior offerings of such classic naval historians as Samuel Eliot Morison. Dallas morning News Bantam. Scott,  charleston Post and Courier "An impressively lucid account.

The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 #ad - . Hornfischer crisply and satisfyingly sketches all these figures, and his big Iliad contains a hundred smaller ones, as he propels his complex story forward with supple transitions that never leave the reader behind in the details. Narrative nonfiction at its finest--a book simply not to be missed. James M.

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The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 Pacific War Trilogy

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Ian W. Brilliantly researched, and memoirs―that are the raw material of the telling details, shrewd judgment, the narrative is propelled and colored by firsthand accounts―letters, debriefings, diaries, and penetrating insight of this magisterial history. This volume―continuing the "marvelously readable dramatic narrative" San Francisco Chronicle of Pacific Crucible―marks the second installment of the Pacific War Trilogy, which will stand as the first history of the entire Pacific War to be published in at least twenty-five years.

. He also takes the reader into the wartime councils in Washington and Tokyo where politics and strategy often collided, and into the struggle to mobilize wartime production, which was the secret of Allied victory. 32 pages of illustrations W w norton Co Inc. It was the largest, and it fostered bitter interservice rivalries, bloodiest, most costly, most technically innovative and logistically complicated amphibious war in history, leaving wounds that even victory could not heal.

The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 Pacific War Trilogy #ad - Often overlooked, these are the years and fights that decided the Pacific War. New york times bestseller the devastation of Pearl Harbor and the American victory at Midway were prelude to a greater challenge: rolling back the vast Japanese Pacific empire, island by island. This masterful history encompasses the heart of the pacific war―the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944―when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide, " concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas.

Toll's battle scenes―in the air, at sea, and in the jungles―are simply riveting.

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

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - W w norton Company. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history and seized the strategic initiative. On the first sunday in december 1941, Hawaii, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, and devastated the U.

S. Toll's dramatic narrative encompasses both the high command and the "sailor's-eye" view from the lower deck. Ian W. Pacific crucible tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U. S. 24 pages of black-and-white illustrations and 12 maps W w norton Co Inc. The result is a page-turning history that does justice to the breadth and depth of a tremendous subject.

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 #ad - Pacific Fleet. 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 planning, the strategy, the sacrifices and heroics―on both sides―illuminating the greatest naval war in history.

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Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

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Bantam #ad - . W w norton Company. Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, cruisers, and battleships in the narrow, deadly waters of “Ironbottom Sound. Here, in stunning cinematic detail, a time when the war seemed unwinnable and America fought on a shoestring, are the seven major naval actions that began in August 1942, with the outcome always in doubt.

. A compelling narrative of naval combat. Extremely readable, comprehensive and thoroughly researched. Ronald spector, the Wall Street Journal “Superlative storytelling. Neptune’s inferno is solid proof he deserves to be there. The dallas morning News “Outstanding. Bantam. Working from new interviews with survivors, and newly available documents, unpublished eyewitness accounts, Hornfischer paints a vivid picture of the officers and enlisted men who opposed the Japanese in America’s hour of need.

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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour

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Bantam Books #ad - Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. History—and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory. Bantam. Like New. This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected.

. W w norton Co Inc. W w norton Company. All that stood between it and douglas MacArthur’s vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history. In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B.

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour #ad - Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U. S. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. We will do what damage we can. With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W.

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Midnight in the Pacific: Guadalcanal--The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War

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Da Capo Press #ad - Like New. W w norton Company. Bantam. Japanese planners knew that if they neutralized the airfield, the battle was won. W w norton Co Inc. The glittering prize was Henderson Airfield. On land, 500 soldiers and marines died, more than 1, and the air war claimed more than 500 US planes. A sweeping narrative history--the first in over twenty years--of america's first major offensive of world War II, sailors, inculcated with the bushido tradition of death before dishonor, personal, no-quarter-given campaign to take Japanese-occupied GuadalcanalFrom early August until mid-November of 1942, and pilots struggled for dominance against an implacable enemy: Japanese soldiers, the brutal, US Marines, avatars of bayonet combat--close-up, and gruesome.

So did the Marines who stubbornly defended it. The outcome of the long slugfest remained in doubt under the pressure of repeated Japanese air, land, and sea operations. Japan's losses on the island were equally devastating--starving Japanese soldiers called it "the island of death. But when the attritional struggle ended, American Marines, sailors, and airmen had halted the Japanese juggernaut that for five years had whirled through Asia and the Pacific.

Midnight in the Pacific: Guadalcanal--The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War #ad - Guadalcanal was america's first major ground victory against Japan and, most importantly, the Pacific War's turning point. Published on the 75th anniversary of the battle and utilizing vivid accounts written by the combatants at Guadalcanal, soldiers, Midnight in the Pacific is both a sweeping narrative and a compelling drama of individual Marines, along with Marine Corps and Army archives and oral histories, and sailors caught in the crosshairs of history.

And losses were heavy.

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Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Bantam. Da capo. Navy won the largest naval battle in history; douglas macarthur made good his pledge to return to the Philippines; waves of kamikazes attacked the Allied fleets; the Japanese fought to the last man on one island after another; B-29 bombers burned down Japanese cities; and Hiroshima and Nagasaki were vaporized in atomic blasts.

Ian W. Toll’s narratives of combat in the air, and on the beaches are as gripping as ever, but he also takes the reader into the halls of power in Washington and Tokyo, at sea, where the great questions of strategy and diplomacy were decided. W w norton Company. Toll, “one of the great storytellers of war” Evan Thomas.

Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 #ad - Twilight of the gods is a riveting account of the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, when the U. S. 32 photographs; 20 maps W w norton Co Inc. Like New. Lionel barber of the financial times chose the second volume of the series The Conquering Tide as the preemiment book of 2016, calling it “military history at its best.

Readers who have been waiting for the conclusion of Toll’s masterpiece will be thrilled by this final volume. The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W.

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Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U. S. Navy

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Like New. How much of a navy would suffice? Britain alone had hundreds of powerful warships. Da capo. Toll tells this grand tale with the political insight of Founding Brothers and a narrative flair worthy of Patrick O'Brian. W w norton Company. How "a handful of bastards and outlaws fighting under a piece of striped bunting" humbled the omnipotent British Navy.

Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military had become the most divisive issue facing the new government. Before the ink was dry on the U. S. From the decision to build six heavy frigates, to the war that shook the world in 1812, through the cliffhanger campaign against Tripoli, Ian W. Bantam. According to henry adams, the 1812 encounter between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere "raised the United States in one half hour to the rank of a first class power in the world.

Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U. S. Navy #ad - 16 pages of illustrations; 8 pages of color. Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship? would a navy protect American commerce against the Mediterranean pirates, or drain the treasury and provoke hostilities with the great powers? The foundersparticularly Jefferson, Madison, and Adamsdebated these questions fiercely and switched sides more than once.

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The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - W w norton Company. It was the largest, and it fostered bitter interservice rivalries, most technically innovative and logistically complicated amphibious war in history, bloodiest, most costly, leaving wounds that even victory could not heal. Often overlooked, these are the years and fights that decided the Pacific War.

W w norton Company. Like New. 32 pages of illustrations W w norton Co Inc. Brilliantly researched, the narrative is propelled and colored by firsthand accounts―letters, and memoirs―that are the raw material of the telling details, diaries, shrewd judgment, debriefings, and penetrating insight of this magisterial history.

The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 #ad - This volume―continuing the "marvelously readable dramatic narrative" San Francisco Chronicle of Pacific Crucible―marks the second installment of the Pacific War Trilogy, which will stand as the first history of the entire Pacific War to be published in at least twenty-five years. Toll's battle scenes―in the air, at sea, and in the jungles―are simply riveting.

Bantam. A new york times bestseller "A beautiful blend of history and prose and proves again Mr. Ian W. Da capo.

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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour

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Bantam Books #ad - . Hornfischer's captivating narrative uses previously classified documents to reconstruct the epic battle and eyewitness accounts to bring the officers and sailors to life. Texas monthly“hornfischer is a powerful stylist whose explanations are clear as well as memorable. All that stood between it and douglas MacArthur’ s vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history.

. W w norton Company. Da capo. A dire survival-at-sea saga. Denver post“in the last stand of the tin can sailors,  James Hornfischer drops you right into the middle of this raging battle, with 5-inch guns blazing, torpedoes detonating and Navy fliers dive-bombing. The overall story of the battle is one of American guts, glory and heroic sacrifice.

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World War II at Sea: A Global History

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Oxford University Press #ad - Here as well are the notable naval leaders fdr and churchill, erich raeder, louis mountbatten, isoroku yamamoto, both self proclaimed "Navy men, William Halsey, " Karl Dönitz, Ernest King, as well as the hundreds of thousands of seamen and officers of all nationalities whose live were imperiled and lost during the greatest naval conflicts in history, Inigo Campioni, François Darlan, from small scale assaults and amphibious operations to the largest armadas ever assembled.

World war ii at sea represents his crowning achievement: a complete narrative of the naval war and all of its belligerents, on all of the world's oceans and seas, between 1939 and 1945. World war ii at sea offers a global perspective, focusing on the major engagements and personalities and revealing both their scale and their interconnection: the U boat attack on Scapa Flow and the Battle of the Atlantic; the "miracle" evacuation from Dunkirk and the pitched battles for control of Norway fjords; Mussolini's Regia Marina at the start of the war the fourth largest navy in the world and the dominance of the Kidö Butai and Japanese naval power in the Pacific; Pearl Harbor then Midway; the struggles of the Russian Navy and the scuttling of the French Fleet in Toulon in 1942; the landings in North Africa and then Normandy.

World War II at Sea: A Global History #ad - Action Packed. Like New. Author of lincoln and his admirals winner of the lincoln prize, the Battle of Midway Best Book of the Year, Military History Quarterly, and Operation Neptune, winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, Craig L. History. W w norton Company.

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