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From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa, The War in the Pacific: 1941-1945
From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa The War in the Pacific 1941-1945 Author:Bruce Bliven, Jr. This Landmark Book describes every major action that engaged the United States and her allies in the Pacific Theater during World War II: Bataan, Corregidor, Midway, Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Burma, the Philippine Sea, Leyte, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Hiroshima, and many, many more. With remarkable simplicity, Bruce Bliven, Jr. traces the grand strateg... more »ic pattern of the war--the Japanese plan for conquest and the magnificent Allied counteroffensive. In addition, the book provides a dramatic record of men in battle on land, on sea, and in the air. Here are the heroic stories of scores of brave individuals--generals, admirals, captains, sergeants, and privates.
Eleven maps, including a two-page map of the whole Pacific Theater, have been drawn especially for the book, and they constitute a superb guide to each of the exciting battles described in the text.