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Title:
Victory in the Pacific
Author:
Klam, Julie.
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Publication Information:
North Mankato, Minn. : Smart Apple Media, 2003.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Japanese conquest at its zenith -- The U.S. commanders in the Pacific and Asia -- The battle for Guadalcanal -- The battles of New Guinea/New Georgia -- The China-Burma-India theater of operations -- Attu & Kiska -- The transports of war -- Tarawa -- Kwajelein -- Guam, Saipan & Tinian -- Peleliu -- Leyte: toehold in the Philippines -- Battle of Leyte Gulf -- Liberation of the Philippines -- Iwo Jima -- Okinawa -- Operations Olympic and Coronet: the planned invasions of Japan -- V-J Day -- Epilogue: Tokyo war crimes trials and rebuildling of Japan with General MacArthur as military governor.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.8 1.0 61544.
ISBN:
9781583401927
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

World War II was the greatest conflict of the 20th century, lasting seven years and encompassing six continents, World War II Chronicles brings the war to life, introducing readers to key battles, villains, and heroes. Each title takes a comprehensive look at a particular phase of the war, beginning with the rise of Nazi Germany and ending with the defeat of Japan. Compelling historic photographs help to portray this extraordinary war.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Chapter 1 Japanese Conquest at Its Zenithp. 10
Chapter 2 U.S. Commanders in Asia and the Pacificp. 11
Chapter 3 The Battle for Guadalcanalp. 14
Chapter 4 The New Guinea Campaignp. 16
Chapter 5 The China-Burma-India Theater of Operationsp. 18
Chapter 6 Attu and Kiskap. 20
Chapter 7 The Transports of Warp. 21
Chapter 8 Tarawap. 24
Chapter 9 Kwajaleinp. 26
Chapter 10 Guam, Saipan, and Tinianp. 27
Chapter 11 Peleliup. 28
Chapter 12 Leyte: A Toehold in the Philippinesp. 29
Chapter 13 The Battle of Leyte Gulfp. 30
Chapter 14 The Liberation of the Philippinesp. 32
Chapter 15 Iwo Jimap. 34
Chapter 16 Okinawap. 36
Chapter 17 The Invasion of Japanp. 39
Chapter 18 V-J Dayp. 42
Chapter 19 Tokyo War Crimesp. 44
Glossaryp. 46
Indexp. 47