Pacific Crucible

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Pacific Crucible

War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942

By Ian W. Toll

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393068139, 640pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 2011

Description
Ian W. Toll's dramatic narrative encompasses both the high command and the "sailor's-eye" view from the lower deck. Relying predominantly on eyewitness accounts and primary sources, Pacific Crucible also spotlights recent scholarship that has revised our understanding of the conflict, including the Japanese decision to provoke a war that few in the country's highest circles thought they could win. The result is a page-turning history that does justice to the breadth and depth of a tremendous subject.


About the Author
Ian W. Toll is the author of Pacific Crucible and Six Frigates, winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award and the William E. Colby Award. He lives in San Francisco and New York.