War in the Pacific: From Pearl Harbour to Hiroshima

Author(s): Richard Overy

Overseas Military

"From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima" looks at the relentless war against Japan in the Pacific Islands which formed an integral part of the eventual Allied victory in World War II. It tells the story of the heroic actions of the men who toiled on the islands - the names of which have now become synonymous with bloodshed, hardship, and unstoppable spirit - which eventually resulted in victory for the Allies. This fascinating and heart-wrenching story is brought to life by the addition of 12 carefully selected facsimile pieces of memorabilia.


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Richard Overy, Professor of History, University of Exeter, is a world-renowned historian and an expert on the history of the Second World War, air warfare and the Hitler and Stalin dictatorships. He has won five prizes for his published work, including in 2005 the Wolfson prize for History. He is the author or Carlton's landmark Second World War Experience four part series in association with the Imperial War Museum and The Battle of Britain Experience, in association with the RAF. He is a regular contributor to the Independent, Sunday Telegraph and Guardian.

Imperial Japan; Pearl Harbor; Blitzkrieg in Asia: Japan Attacks Malaya, Burma, Dutch East Indies and The Philippines; The Limit of Japanese Expansion: Battle of the Coral Sea; Corregidor: The Fall of the Philippines; Situation map 1942; The Battle of Midway; Battle for the Solomons; Guadalcanal; Situation map 1943; Operation "Cartwheel": The war for New Guinea; Island-Hopping in the Pacific: The Gilbert and Marshall Islands; Situation map June-December 1944; The Battle of the Philippines Sea; Situation map July-December 1944; The Mariana's: Defense to the Death; The Battle of Pelieu; The Recapture of the Philippines; The Battle of Leyte Gulf; Situation map 1945; Iwo Jima; The Firebombing of Tokyo; Okinawa; The Atomic Bombs; The Japanese Surrender.

General Fields

  • : 9781780971384
  • : Carlton Books Ltd
  • : Carlton Books Ltd
  • : June 2012
  • : 280mm X 216mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Overy
  • : 64
  • : 940.5426
  • : Paperback
  • : 175 colour & black & white illustrations