The Pacific Campaign: The U.S.-Japanese Naval War 1941-1945

The Pacific Campaign The U S Japanese Naval War Dan van der Vat s naval histories have been acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as definitive extraordinary and vivid and harrowing Now he turns to the greatest naval conflict in history the Pac

  • Title: The Pacific Campaign: The U.S.-Japanese Naval War 1941-1945
  • Author: Dan van der Vat
  • ISBN: 9780671792176
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dan van der Vat s naval histories have been acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as definitive, extraordinary, and vivid and harrowing Now he turns to the greatest naval conflict in history the Pacific campaign of World War II Drawing on neglected archives of firsthand accounts from both sides, van der Vat interweaves eyewitness testimony with sharp, analyticalDan van der Vat s naval histories have been acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as definitive, extraordinary, and vivid and harrowing Now he turns to the greatest naval conflict in history the Pacific campaign of World War II Drawing on neglected archives of firsthand accounts from both sides, van der Vat interweaves eyewitness testimony with sharp, analytical narration to provide a penetrating reappraisal of the strategic and political background of both the Japanese and American forces, as well as a major reassessment of the role of intelligence on both sides A comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of the war in the Pacific, The Pacific Campaign promises to be the standard work on the U.S Japanese war for years to come.
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    • Szplug says:

      Four-and-a-half stars, and my third favourite read over the past summer. I cannot imagine there being a better single-volume history covering the entirety of the naval element of the Pacific theater of operations during the Second World War than this page-turner by Dutchman-cum-Brit van der Vat: though, with that said, I do have another book on my shelves, an earlier effort by Ronald Spector titled Eagle Against the Sun, which promises to provide serious competition. Composed entirely with the g [...]

    • Chris says:

      A not bad, fairly comprehensive, and decently written account of the origins and course of the Pacific conflict. I would not describe it as meticulously researched and scholarly: it's more of a readable narrative, not without some unambiguous judgments on certain characters in the story. Sometimes Van der Vat's presence is intrusive. Although I thoroughly agree with his assessments of Hirohito (complicit in Japan's aggression and in fact a war criminal) and MacArthur (an unscrupulous, self-promo [...]

    • Grindy Stone says:

      Pretty solid one-volume history of WW2 in the Pacific, though there are a half-dozen of those floating around out there. Author says that victory in the Pacific for the Allies was inevitable, so long as there remained a will to fight, and rather than tipping the scales one way or the other each side's advantages or errors were meaningful only in getting to the end sooner. Allied advantages were codebreaking and submarine warfare, and of course the A-bomb. Japanese disadvantages were ignoring cry [...]

    • Matt says:

      Being shamefully ignorant of the chronology, geography, and other important details of the war in the Pacific, I grabbed this book at the library for an upcoming trip to the mainland. I've found this book very readable and seemingly well sourced. The intended audience is folks like me: ignorant and not looking for overly detailed analysis, just the facts ma'am. Van Der Vat gives very good background information on all the major players involved before diving into the outbreak of hostilities betw [...]

    • Scott says:

      Bought this book at the USS Arizona Memorial about five years ago.lly got around to reading (most) of it. It is very detailed, and reads like a story. However, It is also quite long, and even though there are some good maps in the book, I felt like I needed more in order to follow the dialogue. By 2/3 through, I was ready to jump to the end - so I skipped the chapters on the Marianas Islands and the Battle of the Philippines. I come away having learned a few things, and "piecing together" the ot [...]

    • David Aldinger says:

      Even better than his other book, "the Atlantic Campaign". It was a bigger war for the US Navy and it covered a lot of geography. Lots of interviews with Japanese and British soldiers and sailors for balance. Warning, It mostly revolves around the sea battles so its thin on the land battles of the Pacific Theater. Still absolutely facinating.

    • Dacky2 says:

      A great starting place for a student of the US-Japanese conflict, by no means exhaustive, but concise and a great reference to get the bigger picture. Probably the best is that Dan van der Vat is able to treat all campaigns and battles equally, instead of focusing more on his areas of expertise or interest.

    • Bertport says:

      Good, readable, detailed coverage of the naval war of the title

    • Frank Larizza says:

      Very well written account of the Pac. campain. Well detailed maps. Non bias and told well.

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