Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 Ian W. Toll

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

Author: Ian W. Toll
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Book Title
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Author
Ian W. Toll
ISBN
9780393343410
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 were sent into the abyss, a blow that destroyed the offensive power of their fleet. Pacific Crucible--through a dramatic narrative relying predominantly on primary sources and eyewitness accounts of heroism and sacrifice from both navies--tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history to seize the strategic initiative.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Ian W. TollPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 11/26/2012ISBN: 9780393343410Pages: 597Weight: 1.60lbsSize: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.70dReview Citations: New York Times Book Review 12/23/2012 pg. 28

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 were sent into the abyss, a blow that destroyed the offensive power of their fleet. Pacific Crucible--through a dramatic narrative relying predominantly on primary sources and eyewitness accounts of heroism and sacrifice from both navies--tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history to seize the strategic initiative.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ian W. Toll
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 11/26/2012
ISBN: 9780393343410
Pages: 597
Weight: 1.60lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.70d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 12/23/2012 pg. 28

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 were sent into the abyss, a blow that destroyed the offensive power of their fleet. Pacific Crucible--through a dramatic narrative relying predominantly on primary sources and eyewitness accounts of heroism and sacrifice from both navies--tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history to seize the strategic initiative.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ian W. Toll
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 11/26/2012
ISBN: 9780393343410
Pages: 597
Weight: 1.60lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.70d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 12/23/2012 pg. 28