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The conquering tide : war in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 (The Pacific War trilogy v. 2)

by Toll, Ian W. (Author)

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"This ... history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War--the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944--when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a 'conquering tide,' concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in t... Full description

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Summary: "This ... history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War--the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944--when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a 'conquering tide,' concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas. It was the largest, bloodiest, most costly, most technically innovative and logistically complicated amphibious war in history, and it fostered bitter interservice rivalries, leaving wounds that even victory could not heal"--Dust jacket flap.
Physical Description: xxxi, 622 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 543-594) and index.
ISBN: 9780393080643 (hardcover)
0393080641 (hardcover)
Author Notes: Ian W. Toll is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Conquering Tide, Pacific Crucible, and Six Frigates, winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award and the William E. Colby Award. He lives in New York.
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