The Pacific. Volume 1

Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal

Jay Wertz

 
Date Published :
November 2010
Publisher :
Monroe Publications
Language:
English
Series :
War Stories: World War II Firsthand
Illustration :
more than 180 color and b/w images
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9780984212705
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 12 X 9 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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This powerful initial volume in the War Stories: World War II Firsthand series includes events that took place before and after the devastating Pearl Harbor attack that brought the United States and Japan face to face in war. Included are eyewitness accounts of survivors of the December 7, 1941 attack on America's major battleships, defenders of Bataan and Corregidor; participants in the pivotal Battle of Midway, the Marines that first waded ashore at Guadalcanal and many, many others. Full color throughout, rich with images and original 3-D maps, the 9" x 12" volume also features solid historical analysis of the war's timeline and quotes from military and political leaders, giving a complete picture of this part of the war. The volume won Best Book 2011 in the History: Military/Political category from USA Book News.

About The Author
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Jay Wertz is the author of seven books: D-Day: The Campaign Across France; The World Turns to War; The Pacific, Volume One: Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal; The Pacific, Volume Two: The Solomons to Saipan; The Native American Experience; The Civil War Experience 1861-1865 and co-author of Smithsonian’s Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War with prominent historian Edwin C. Bearss. He is currently writing additional volumes of War Stories: World War II Firsthand™, a twelve-part book series of eyewitness accounts. He has also been a feature writer for America in WWII and Aviation History magazines and is the author of Pearl Harbor and the Day of Infamy, They Called Themselves the Battling Bastards of Bataan and Midway: The Battle that Changed the Pacific War, graphic histories which include installments of a graphic novel, Separated by War. He is the producer-director-writer of the award-winning 13-part documentary series Smithsonian’s Great Battles of the Civil War for The Learning Channel and Time-Life Video. He started his 42-year film and TV career in Hollywood working on military projects. He lives in Phillips Ranch, California.

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