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Victory in the Pacific, 1945: History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume 14

(History of United States Naval Operations in World War II #14)

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The University of Illinois Press continues its paperback release of Samuel Eliot Morison's panoramic fifteen-volume naval history with three volumes that chronicle the war in the Pacific from May 1942 through May 1944. This new edition will be issued in increments of three volumes per season through Spring 2003.Morison's genius for capturing the flash and fire and the ...more
Paperback, 407 pages
Published March 15th 2012 by US Naval Institute Press (first published 1960)
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Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another book in the series about Naval operations during WWII in the Pacific, and covers the year 1945. As with all the other books in this series, it's very well done and filled with information. A few of the points I found most interesting were these:


There was a discussion about which place to attack next: Luzon or Formosa. Formosa lost because it was determined it would take too many troops to subdue.


As of January of 1945, Japanese planners realized that the final stage of the war
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Dave Beeman
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This volume concludes the series and provides one of the best descriptions of the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa that I have ever read. 5 stars for the whole series.
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Samuel Eliot Morison, son of John H. and Emily Marshall (Eliot) Morison, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 9 July 1887. He attended Noble’s School at Boston, and St. Paul’s at Concord, New Hampshire, before entering Harvard University, from which he was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1908. He studied at the Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques, Paris, France, in 1908-1909, and ...more

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