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The Eagle & the Rising Sun: The Japanese-American War 1941-43: Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal Alan Schom

The Eagle & the Rising Sun: The Japanese-American War 1941-43: Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal

Alan Schom

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ISBN : 9780393326284
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576 pages
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Alan Schoms histories and biographies have been celebrated for their iconoclastic approach and a dramatic focus on extraordinary personalities meeting at the crossroads of history. In this magisterial history of World War II in the Pacific, he showsMoreAlan Schoms histories and biographies have been celebrated for their iconoclastic approach and a dramatic focus on extraordinary personalities meeting at the crossroads of history. In this magisterial history of World War II in the Pacific, he shows how the conflict was in neither the United Statess nor Japans best interest. On one hand, the American government and people were as inadequately prepared for war as any major power has ever been- on the other hand, Schoms close reading of Japanese military and political documents reveal that their supreme command knew they could not possibly win. From time to time, we are privileged to be given extraordinary insights into the history of our age. Alan Schom has given us a tapestry, into which he has woven figures of immense proportions, yet he has not lost sight of their humanity. He writes...in the grand tradition of Barbara Tuchmans The Guns of August.—Thomas F. Marfiak, CEO and publisher, U.S. Naval Institute- Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Ret. Schom is a master of narrative technique.—Booklist