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Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (Pacific War Trilogy #1)

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Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (Pacific War Trilogy #1)

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Winner of the Northern California Book Award for Nonfiction

"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—through a dramatic narrative relying predominantly on primary sources and eyewitness accounts of heroism and sacrifice from both navies—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 to seize the strategic initiative.

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.

ISBN: 9780393343410

ISBN-10: 9780393343410

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 11/26/2012 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/26/2012 - 12:00am

Pages: 656

Language: English

Categories

History / Military / World War II

History / Military / United States

History / Military / Naval

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