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The Road to Victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa
On December 7, 1941, as the Japanese dived out of the clouds above Pearl Harbor, America's future was fundamentally altered. Ever since the first world conflict, the United States had resisted the temptation to be drawn into wars outside of its borders. But with this one surprise attack America was inevitably thrown into the fray as the Second World War erupted. This new h ...more
ebook, 272 pages
Published November 22nd 2011 by Osprey Publishing
(first published January 1st 2011)
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This is far from the best book on the war in the Pacific, but it is worth more than a quick glance. It covers the highlights of what O’Neill considers the most important battles of the Pacific campaign. It excludes Tinian and some others that I would have included and merely skims the surface of the ones it does cover. The pictures are few in number and not well chosen in terms of clarity and impact. To read it is not a complete waste of time, but to pass it by will not deprive you of an essenti ...more