By the spring of 1943, Japan had a tight grip on the countries and territories of East Asia and the Western Pacific. But the Allies had won decisive victories at Midway and Guadalcanal, and they were coming for the rest of Japan’s conquests. Now the empire of Japan would be on the defensive.
Featuring a new introduction by the author, this book picks up where Pacific Onslaught left off, providing a detailed, step-by-step account of the Allies’ unstoppable rally across territories annexed by the Japanese in a brutal two-pronged attack across New Guinea and the Philippines, and the islands of the central Pacific. Here you’ll find detailed contemporary accounts and strategy from the epic battles of the Gilberts and Marshalls to the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Japan’s final surrender on the decks of the USS Missouri. These works on the War in the Pacific are as gripping today as when they were first published.
Internationally recognized for his riveting accounts of critical points in 20th and 21st-century history, renowned British historian Dr. Paul Kennedy is the author of numerous best-selling works of history including the New York Times best sellers Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide in the Second World War and The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, which has been translated into 23 languages worldwide.
A professor of history at Yale University, Dr. Kennedy writes regularly for The New York Times and The Atlantic. He writes a monthly column dealing with global issues in contemporary society, distributed to an international audience through the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. He was chosen as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2001 and nominated as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2003. In 2005, he earned the Caird Medal from the National Maritime Museum for his work in naval history.read more