A fresh and provocative account of the greatest naval campaign of the twentieth century.Alan Schom's histories and biographies have been celebrated for their iconoclastic approach and a dramatic focus on extraordinary personalities meeting at the crossroads of history. In this magisterial history of World War II in the Pacific, he shows how the conflict was in neither the United States's nor Japan...
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition edition (December 2003)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.7 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 542475
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This book starts out well, but ultimately has so many factual errors that it becomes impossible to trust. The Japanese battleship Haruna is three times called the Karuna. Admiral John Towers is described as Commander of Air Pacific, but with an abb...
erest. On one hand, the American government and people were as inadequately prepared for war as any major power has ever been; on the other hand, Schom's close reading of Japanese military and political documents reveal that their supreme command knew they could not possibly win. 32 pages of photographs