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The ultimate quantity of the magisterial Pacific Warfare Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, “one of many nice storytellers of Warfare” (Evan Thomas).
In June 1944, the US launched a crushing assault on the Japanese navy within the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The seize of the Mariana Islands and the accompanying damage of Japanese provider airpower marked a pivotal second within the Pacific Warfare. No tactical masterstroke or blunder might reverse the more and more lopsided stability of energy between the 2 combatants. The Warfare within the Pacific had entered its endgame.
Starting with the Honolulu Convention, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt met together with his Pacific theater commanders to plan the final part of the marketing campaign towards Japan, Twilight of the Gods brings to life the harrowing final 12 months of World Warfare II within the Pacific, when the U.S. Navy received the biggest naval battle in historical past; Douglas MacArthur made good his pledge to return to the Philippines; waves of kamikazes attacked the Allied fleets; the Japanese fought to the final man on one island after one other; B-29 bombers burned down Japanese cities; and Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been vaporized in atomic blasts.
Ian W. Toll’s narratives of fight within the air, at sea, and on the seashores are as gripping as ever, however he additionally reconstructs the Japanese and American house fronts and takes the reader into the halls of energy in Washington and Tokyo, the place the good questions of technique and diplomacy have been determined.
Drawing from a wealth of wealthy archival sources and new materials, Twilight of the Gods casts a penetrating gentle on the battles, grand strategic selections and naval logistics that enabled the Allied victory within the Pacific. An authoritative and riveting account of the ultimate part of the Warfare within the Pacific, Twilight of the Gods brings Toll’s masterful trilogy to an exciting conclusion. This prize-winning and best-selling trilogy will stand as the primary full historical past of the Pacific Warfare in additional than twenty-five years, and the primary multivolume historical past of the Pacific naval warfare since Samuel Eliot Morison’s sequence was revealed within the 1950s.
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