Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (Hardcover)

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Ian W. Toll's dramatic narrative encompasses both the high command and the "sailor's-eye" view from the lower deck. Relying predominantly on eyewitness accounts and primary sources, Pacific Crucible also spotlights recent scholarship that has revised our understanding of the conflict, including the Japanese decision to provoke a war that few in the country's highest circles thought they could win. The result is a page-turning history that does justice to the breadth and depth of a tremendous subject.

About the Author

Ian W. Toll is an independent naval historian, the author of "Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942" and" Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy". "Six Frigates" won broad critical acclaim and was selected for the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, the William E. Colby Award, and "New York Times" "Editor's Choice" list. He lives in San Francisco.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393068139
ISBN-10: 0393068137
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: November 14th, 2011
Pages: 640
Language: English