Historian Gerald Astor draws on the experiences of marines, sailors, soldiers, and airmen under fire--from generals and admirals to correspondents, line officers, and enlisted men on both sides of the battle lines--to present a view of the critical struggle for the Philippines, the keystone to Japanese dominatino of the Pacific and to Allied ...
Historian Gerald Astor draws on the experiences of marines, sailors, soldiers, and airmen under fire--from generals and admirals to correspondents, line officers, and enlisted men on both sides of the battle lines--to present a view of the critical struggle for the Philippines, the keystone to Japanese dominatino of the Pacific and to Allied victory. Photos. Maps.
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Very Good-in Good+ dust jacket. 1556114842. Prev owner's name, spine a bit cocked. Front hinge loose. Some dog ears. Text is clean and unmarked. DJ has rubbing and slight tears at the edges on spine.; "In Crisis in the Pacific acclaimed historian Gerald Astor draws on the raw experiences of marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen under fire-from generals and admirals to correspondents. These accounts, many published here for the first time, are dramatic and graphic, brutal and awe-inspiring."; 20 x 20 x 20 Inches; 496 pages.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. --The Battle for the Philippine Islands by the Men Who Fought Them--An Oral History. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Tape repair to two closed jacket tears. One name in book has been highlighted once. Map and photo illustrations. Endpapers show roll call. 8vo. 478 pp. including index. In protective Mylar.
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Fine in very good dust jacket. Donald I. Fine, Inc., New York, NY, 1996. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine/VG+, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 478pgs(INDEX). DJ slightly rubbed, o.w. clean, tight and bright. No ink names, tears, chips etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 1556114842 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Publishers Weekly, 1996-03-25 War's raw brutality pours over the pages of Astor's fourth book (after Operation Iceberg) to chronicle WWII combat by drawing heavily on firsthand accounts of American vets. In examining the Philippines' fall to the Japanese in 1941-1942, the consequent suffering of civilians and American POWs and the U.S. counterattack in 1944, Astor criticizes Douglas MacArthur's judgment in the war's initial stages, defends his decision to counterattack and considers pointless his later extension of operations to the southern islands. The author's more valuable work here, however, is his reconstruction of the frontline experience. Astor's evocative descriptions of jungle fighting highlight the fact that, even in an age of technology, ground combat in the Pacific was primarily man-to-man. American flexibility and initiative at all levels eventually triumphed, but as Astor makes clear in this dramatic narrative, the physical and emotional costs of defeating the Japanese were as high as those incurred in the struggle against any other foe in U.S. history. Maps, photographs. (May)
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