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Pacific crucible : war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 / Ian W. Toll.

Toll, Ian W., (author.).

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Summary:

Drawing on primary sources and accounts of eyewitnesses, this detailed narrative of the early period of the war in the Pacific during WWII gives background on the Japanese side of the conflict, describing Japanese society of the period and comparing the technological advancements of the American and Japanese navies. Reflecting current scholarship on the Japanese decision to start the war, the book focuses on key leaders and their decisions and motivations. Day-to-day life on-board American warships is also described. The book is illustrated with a wealth of b&w historical photos and maps. Toll has written a previous book on naval military history. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 940.5426 .T651p 2012 (Text) 37814003316040 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 12/21/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393068139
  • ISBN: 0393068137
  • Physical Description: xxxvi, 597 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2012]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 543-557) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Drawing on primary sources and accounts of eyewitnesses, this detailed narrative of the early period of the war in the Pacific during WWII gives background on the Japanese side of the conflict, describing Japanese society of the period and comparing the technological advancements of the American and Japanese navies. Reflecting current scholarship on the Japanese decision to start the war, the book focuses on key leaders and their decisions and motivations. Day-to-day life on-board American warships is also described. The book is illustrated with a wealth of b&w historical photos and maps. Toll has written a previous book on naval military history. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Pacific Area.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, Japanese.
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