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Implacable foes : war in the Pacific, 1944-1945 / Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio.

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Butler PL - Butler 940.54 HEI (Text) 73174005033276 Adult: Nonfiction Checked out 09/05/2017
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library 940.54 HEI (Text) 70621000216405 Adult - Non Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 940.5426 HEINRICHS (Text) 33946003237273 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780190616755
  • ISBN: 019061675X
  • Physical Description: xiii, 711 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, c[2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Gaining momentum -- Moving ahead on New Guinea, April-July, 1944 -- The Marianas campaign, June-August, 1944 -- Accelerating the advance, August-October, 1944 -- Leyte to Manila, October, 1944-March, 1945 -- Iwo Jima, February-March, 1945 -- Recovering Luzon, February-June, 1945 -- Beyond human endurance: taking all of the Philippines, February-June, 1945 -- Okinawa, April-June, 1945 -- Two down and one to go: the home front, March-June, 1945 -- Between war and peace, June-July, 1945 -- Potsdam, July-August, 1945 -- Surrender at last, August, 1945.
Summary, etc.: "At the end of World War Two, Americans clamored for their troops to come home. Politics intruded upon military policy while a new and untested president struggled to strategize among a military command that was often mired in rivalry. The task of defeating the Japanese seemed nearly unsurmountable, even while plans to invade the home islands were being drawn. Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall warned of the toll that "the agony of enduring battle" would likely take. General Douglas MacArthur clashed with Marshall and Admiral Nimitz over the most effective way to defeat the increasingly resilient Japanese combatants. In the midst of this division, the Army began a program of partial demobilization of troops in Europe, which depleted units at a time when they most needed experienced soldiers. In this context of military emergency, victory was salvaged by means of a horrific new weapon. As one Army staff officer admitted, "The capitulation of Hirohito saved our necks." In Implacable Foes, award-winning historians Waldo Heinrichs (a veteran of both theatres of war in World War II) and Marc Gallicchio bring to life the final year of World War Two in the Pacific right up to the dropping of the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, evoking not only Japanese policies of desperate defense, but the sometimes rancorous debates on the home front. They deliver a gripping and provocative narrative that challenges the decision-making of U.S. leaders and delineates the consequences of prioritizing the European front. The result is a masterly work of military history that evaluates the nearly insurmountable trials associated with waging global war and the sacrifices necessary to succeed."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Pacific Area.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, American.

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