Eagle against the sun: the American war with Japan

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Vintage Books,
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c1985.
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English
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A stunning history of the war in the Pacific written by award-winning military historian Ronald Spector. Drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and research and memoirs of scholarly and military men, Spector focuses on the major battles in the Pacific theater as well as the smaller details, from the various rivalries between branches of the U.S. armed services to the problems of command and allocating resources. Spector has written "the best one-volume history of that complex conflict" ( The New York Times ). Only now can the full scope of the war in the Pacific be fully understood.
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subject_facetHistory
Japan -- History -- 1912-1945
United States -- History -- 1933-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
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Eagle against the sun : the American war with Japan [electronic resource] / Ronald H. Spector
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World War, 1939-1945