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Title:
World War II in the Pacific
Author:
Roehrs, Mark D., 1965-
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Publication Information:
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xviii, 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
General Note:
Second edition of Never look back.
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780765608352
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

World War II laid the groundwork for much of the international system that exists today, especially in the Pacific Rim. This brief but comprehensive survey of the War in the Pacific incorporates both United States and Japanese perspectives, providing a global approach to the Asian theater of the conflict. Drawing on decades of new scholarship and written in an engaging, narrative style, this book traces United States-Japanese relations from the late nineteenth century to the war's end in 1945. It covers every aspect of the war, and gives special attention to ongoing historical debates over key issues. The book also provides new details of many facets of the conflict, including expansionism during the 1930s, events and policies leading up to the war, the importance of air power and ground warfare, military planning and strategic goals, the internment of Japanese-Americans in the U.S., Allied plans and disputes over Russian participation, the decision to drop the atomic bomb, and conditions for surrender.


Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Rising Sun
2 The Road to Pearl Harbor
3 Planning Operation Hawaii
4 From Pearl Harbor to the Java Sea
5 Coral Sea and Midway
6 First Allied Land Victories
7 The Marianas and the Philippines
8 Submarines, Firebombs, and Survival
9 The China-Burma-India Theater
10 The Final Campaigns
11 Allied Endgame
12 Japan Surrenders
Index
About the Authors