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The Resource Pacific crucible : war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942, Ian W. Toll

Pacific crucible : war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942, Ian W. Toll

Label
Pacific crucible : war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Title
Pacific crucible
Title remainder
war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Statement of responsibility
Ian W. Toll
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Draws on eyewitness accounts and primary sources to describe the first months of World War II in the Pacific, after the U.S. Navy suffered the worst defeat in its history at Pearl Harbor
  • "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 war's outset, Japan's 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-- Japan's superbly maneuverable fighter plane--ended 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."--Publisher's website
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Summary
Draws on eyewitness accounts and primary sources to describe the first months of World War II in the Pacific, after the U.S. Navy suffered the worst defeat in its history at Pearl Harbor
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10016145
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toll, Ian W
Dewey number
940.54/26
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767
LC item number
.T65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Pacific War trilogy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Naval
  • Military operations, Naval
  • Pacific Area
  • Weltkrieg
  • Pazifischer Ozean
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Label
Pacific crucible : war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942, Ian W. Toll
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Pacific, 1942 -- Mahan's worst-case scenario -- Sinking the HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse: December 10, 1941 -- Principal ports and naval bases of Japan -- Wake Atoll: December 11, 1941 -- U.S-Australian lifeline, 1942 -- Halsey's raid in the Marshalls: February 1, 1942 -- Japanese advance in the East Indies: January-February 1942 -- The Doolittle raid: April 18, 1942 -- Operation MO: Japanese plan to take Port Moresby -- Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1-4, 1942 -- Battle of the Coral Sea, May 7-8, 1942 -- Japanese naval forces advance on Midway and Aleutians, May 24-June 3, 1942 -- Enterprise and Yorktown dive-bombers ambush Kido Butai: June 4, 1942 -- Carrier task forces: track charts, June 4, 1942
Control code
ocn706023503
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxvi, 597 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393068139
Lccn
2011028907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706023503
Label
Pacific crucible : war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942, Ian W. Toll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Pacific, 1942 -- Mahan's worst-case scenario -- Sinking the HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse: December 10, 1941 -- Principal ports and naval bases of Japan -- Wake Atoll: December 11, 1941 -- U.S-Australian lifeline, 1942 -- Halsey's raid in the Marshalls: February 1, 1942 -- Japanese advance in the East Indies: January-February 1942 -- The Doolittle raid: April 18, 1942 -- Operation MO: Japanese plan to take Port Moresby -- Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1-4, 1942 -- Battle of the Coral Sea, May 7-8, 1942 -- Japanese naval forces advance on Midway and Aleutians, May 24-June 3, 1942 -- Enterprise and Yorktown dive-bombers ambush Kido Butai: June 4, 1942 -- Carrier task forces: track charts, June 4, 1942
Control code
ocn706023503
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxvi, 597 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393068139
Lccn
2011028907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706023503

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