Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Book
Author Schom, Alan, author

Title The Eagle and the Rising Sun : the Japanese-American war, 1941-1943, Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal / Alan Schom
Published New York : W.W. Norton, [2004]
©2004
©2004

Copies

Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  940.5425 Sch/Eat  AVAILABLE
 MELB  940.5425 Sch/Eat  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 540 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Chapter 1: A distinguished visitor -- Chapter 2: The world in flux -- Chapter 3: Spreading imperial virtue -- Chapter 4: The eight corners of the world -- Chapter 5: Unlimited national emergency -- Chapter 6: We cannot speculate with the security of this country -- Chapter 7: General quarters! -- Chapter 8: Two admirals -- Chapter 9: ... and a General -- Chapter 10: The Philippines: "A limit to human endurance" -- Chapter 11: First Washington Conference -- Chapter 12: Yamamoto's great offensive: coral sea and midway -- Chapter 13: Australia-New Guinea -- Chapter 14: "Sock 'em in the solomons" -- Chapter 15: Guadalcanal -- Chapter 16: Operation KA -- Chapter 17: The open slot -- Chapter 18: "A goddam mess" -- Chapter 19: "Friday the bloody thirteenth" -- Chapter 20: A troubled Hirohito
Summary A history of World War II in the Pacific Ocean contends that the conflict was not in the best interest of either side, discussing key military figures, America's ill-preparedness for the war, and Japan's knowledge that they could not win
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography, pages [501]-518
Notes Text in English
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area.
Pacific Area -- History, Military.
Pacific Area -- History, Naval.
Genre/Form Military history.
Naval history.
LC no. 2002015941
ISBN 0393049248 (hardcover)
0393326284 (paperback)