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The Pacific (Pacific (Television program))

by Ambrose, Hugh.

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In this companion book to the HBO series on the war in the Pacific, historian Hugh Ambrose focuses on five American soldiers who each took an active role in the difficult and costly--in terms of lives--campaign to reach the Japanese mainland. Ambrose recounts key battles--Guadalcanal, Midway, Okinaw... Full description

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Summary: In this companion book to the HBO series on the war in the Pacific, historian Hugh Ambrose focuses on five American soldiers who each took an active role in the difficult and costly--in terms of lives--campaign to reach the Japanese mainland. Ambrose recounts key battles--Guadalcanal, Midway, Okinawa, and the lesser-known Peleliu--and he provides a soldier's eye view of the events, conveying the great valor and sacrifices of those in uniform.
Item Description: Companion book to the television miniseries.
Physical Description: xviii, 489 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9780451230232
045123023X
Author Notes: Hugh Ambrose is a noted historian. He was also a consultant for Steven Spielberg on the documentary, Price for Peace. In fact, he and Spielberg were the Executive Producers of that documentary. He also serves as a historical consultant on HBO's The Pacific miniseries.

Ambrose is also the former vice president of the National World War II Museum. His love for history was passed down by his father, Stephen Edward Ambrose, who was also an accomplished historian and biographer of of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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