Well documented albeit from previously published materials and well written. Experienced World War II history buffs may bypass if they feel no need to read another retelling of this phase of the Pacific War, but nonspecialists and general readers will want to consider it. "Críticas:
Toll s storytelling abilities make this an approachable and compelling read in a genre typically reserved for military historians. . . . Revealing and poignant, Toll s latest deftly navigates the rough waters of the Pacific struggle with flying colors.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción WW Norton Publishers. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0393343413
Descripción W W Norton and Co Inc, 2012. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería KB-9780393343410
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 5968338
Descripción W. W. Norton and#38; Company, 2012. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780393343410
Descripción W. W. Norton & Company. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0393343413 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Nº de ref. de la librería 16088753
Descripción W. W. Norton & Company, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0393343413
Descripción W. W. Norton & Company. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0393343413 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Nº de ref. de la librería SWATI2122243268
Descripción W. W. Norton & Company. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. 656 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.3in. x 1.6in.Both a serious work of history . . . and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative. San Francisco Chronicle On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U. S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss, a blow that destroyed the offensive power of their fleet. Pacific Crucible tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U. S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history and seized the strategic initiative. This dramatic narrative, relying predominantly on eyewitness accounts and primary sources, is laced with riveting details of heroism and sacrifice on the stricken ships and planes of both navies. At the wars outset, Japans pilots and planes enjoyed a clear-cut superiority to their American counterparts, but there was a price to be paid. Japanese pilots endured a lengthy and grueling training in which they were disciplined with baseball bats, often suffering broken bones; and the production line of the Zero Japans superbly maneuverable fighter planeended not at a highway or railhead but at a rice paddy, through which the planes were then hauled on ox carts. Combat losses, of either pilots or planes, could not be replaced in time to match the fully mobilized American war machine. Pacific Crucible also spotlights recent scholarship that revises our understanding of the conflict, including the Japanese decision to provoke a war that few in their highest circles thought they could win. Those doubters included the flamboyantly brilliant Admiral Isokoru Yamamoto, architect of the raid on Pearl and the Midway offensive. Once again, Ian W. Toll proves himself to be a simply magnificent writer. The result here is a page-turning history that does justice to the breadth and depth of a tremendous subject. 24 pages of illustrations; 12 maps This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780393343410
Descripción W. W. Norton & Company, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería BKTY9780393343410
Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97803933434100000000