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Rolling Thunder against the Rising Sun: The Combat History of U.S. Army Tank Battalions in the Pacific in WWII

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Although the history of armor in World War II has captured the attention of countless authors, no one has yet chronicled the extensive use of tanks in the Pacific, until now. In comprehensive detail Gene Eric Salecker describes the exploits of American tanks on the jungle islands where troops engaged in savage combat and encountered unforgiving weather and terrain. ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published April 16th 2008 by Stackpole Books
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Jeff
Sep 01, 2009 Jeff rated it it was ok
The two words that best describe this book are 1) repetitive and 2) boring. This was one of those books that had me looking at the number of pages remaining until it was finished, long before I had reached the halfway point.

Still, the book is informative on its subject - the history of U.S. Army tank battalions that fought in the Pacific theater. It recounts pretty much every involvement of every tank battalion, and therein lies part of the problem. Starting in the Philippines in 1941 and endin
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Scott
Aug 22, 2012 Scott rated it liked it
He's not kidding when he calls it a combat history of the U.S. Army Tank Battalions in the Pacific in World War Two. It literally describes every engagement in the Pacific theater of operations, and because of this the book tends to bog down a bit with information. Still, it's a interesting read and I did learn a lot about MacArthur's lack of readiness that doomed the U.S. forces in the Philippines in 1941.
Austin Arndt
Jan 16, 2015 Austin Arndt rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite books that I have read. Its is very detailed. I learned a lot more about World War Two by reading this book. I didn't know there was so many different tank battalions.
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