Albert Marrin, author of Hitler and The Yanks are Coming, now tells the story of World War II's Pacific Theater. Beginning with the events leading up to the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, and the ensuing battle at Midway, Marrin continues on to relate the Navy and Marine struggles through the jungles of Guadalcanal and Betio and the "leapfrog" toward Japan through the atolls of the Caroline and Mariana Islands. Victory was in sight with the recapture of the Philippines and the taking of Iwo Jima and Okinawa which finally permitted Allied bombing of Japan. These hard fought victories are conveyed to the reader in dramatic and accurate fashion, sure to impart a deeper understanding of this difficult time in America's history. Battles, personal stories, mechanical information and Marrin's lively writing style, all combine to make Victory in the Pacific a fitting tribute to the American heroes who risked their all to answer the call of duty and to whom this book is dedicated.
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