The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944

The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944

Ian W. Toll


New York TimesBestseller “A appealing mix of heritage and prose and proves back Mr. Toll’s mastery of the naval-war narrative.” ―Wall road Journal

This masterful heritage encompasses the guts of the Pacific War―the interval among mid-1942 and mid-1944―when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide," concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat within the Marianas. It used to be the most important, bloodiest, costliest, so much technically cutting edge and logistically complex amphibious struggle in background, and it fostered sour interservice rivalries, leaving wounds that even victory couldn't heal.

Often neglected, those are the years and fights that made up our minds the Pacific struggle. Ian W. Toll's conflict scenes―in the air, at sea, and within the jungles―are easily riveting. He additionally takes the reader into the wartime councils in Washington and Tokyo the place politics and procedure usually collided, and into the fight to mobilize wartime creation, which used to be the key of Allied victory. Brilliantly researched, the narrative is propelled and coloured via firsthand accounts―letters, diaries, debriefings, and memoirs―that are the uncooked fabric of the telling info, smart judgment, and penetrating perception of this magisterial history.

This volume―continuing the "marvelously readable dramatic narrative" (San Francisco Chronicle) of Pacific Crucible―marks the second one installment of the Pacific struggle Trilogy, for you to stand because the first background of the whole Pacific battle to be released in at the least twenty-five years.

32 pages of illustrations

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