The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima (Companion) (Paperback)
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A new paperback edition of one of the bestselling World War II Osprey titles, The Pacific War Companion brings together the perspectives and insights of world-renowned military historians. From the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor through the release of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the conflict in the Pacific was marked by amazing tactical innovations, such as those in amphibious warfare, and horrific battles that raged in the unforgiving climate of the island jungles. Each chapter in this book focuses on a different aspect of this conflict, from the planning of operations to the experiences of the men who were there.
About the Author
Daniel Marston is the Director of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Thinkers Program and Professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He is an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, and previously held the Ike Skelton Distinguished Chair in the Art of War at the US Army Command and General Staff College. He has been a Visiting Fellow, on multiple occasions, with the Leverhulme Changing Character of War Program at the University of Oxford, and was previously Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has been a special advisor with the US Army, USMC and British Army, and has published several books, one of which, Phoenix from the Ashes, won the Templer Medal Book Prize in 2003. He received a BA and MA from McGill University and a PhD from Oxford University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
“Edited by Daniel Marston, The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima is a collection of essays written by various historians that, collectively, describes the Pacific War. To start the book, Professor Dennis Showalter provided an excellent first essay that introduced the readers the initial expansion of the Japanese Empire in the early 1900s and how Japan's regionalism led to the war in China starting in 1937 and the war in the Pacific starting in 1941... an excellent gide to those who knew the basics of the Pacific War but looked for something a bit deeper.” —C Peter Chen, World War II Database, ww2db.com (March 2010)
“This one-volume overview of the Pacific War is a must for any history buff's personal library. It further benefits students in gaining understanding of the war period.” —WWII History (September 2010)
“This book, edited by Daniel Marston, is a compilation of thirteen very well written essays by group of very knowledgable historians... Overall, a good read and a good overall Pacific War source.” —John D Burtt, Paper Wars (August 2008)
“Osprey is reissuing its 2005 publication, The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima, edited by Daniel Marston, in a handsome paperback edition.” —Library Journal (March 2010)
“A fine collection of essays by a dozen experts, including Dennis Showalter, Ken Kotani, Richard Frank, Raymond Callahan, Maj. Bruce Gudmundsson and Col. Joseph Alexander.” —World War II Magazine (May/June 2010)
“...[Edited] by Daniel Marston, a historian currently in Afghanistan training NATO forces in the history of counterinsurgency tactics. The book is a reprint of a critically acclaimed anthology of scholarly essays that give a comprehensive account of the war in the Pacific.” —Publisher's Weekly (March 2010)