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WW2 Pacific Theater

Some WW2 Pacific Theater books, both strategic and tactical


The Pacific War, John Costello
https://www.amazon.com/Pacific-War-1...ywords=Pacific


The Pacific War, William Hopkins
https://www.amazon.com/Pacific-War-S...ywords=Pacific


Guadalcanal, Richard Frank
https://www.amazon.com/Guadalcanal-D...ywords=Pacific


Hell's Island, Untold story of Guadalcanal
https://www.amazon.com/Hell%C2%92s-I...ywords=Pacific


Fire in the Sky, Eric Bergerud
https://www.amazon.com/Fire-Sky-Air-...ywords=Pacific


Deciphering the Rising Sun: Navy and Marine Corps Codebreakers
https://www.amazon.com/Deciphering-R...ywords=Pacific


Iwo Jima, Larry Smith
https://www.amazon.com/Iwo-Jima-Vete...ywords=Pacific


Brotherhood of Heroes, Peleliu, Bill Sloan
https://www.amazon.com/Brotherhood-H...ywords=Pacific


With the 41st Division in the Southwest Pacific
https://www.amazon.com/41st-Division...ywords=Pacific


I'm Staying With My Boys John Basilone
https://www.amazon.com/Im-Staying-My...ywords=Pacific


Into the Rising Sin
https://www.amazon.com/Into-Rising-S...ywords=Pacific


Hell in the Pacific, Iwo Jima
https://www.amazon.com/Hell-Pacific-...ywords=Pacific
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Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy



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The story of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in World War II—the greatest naval battle in history.

As Allied ships prepared for the invasion of the Philippine island of Leyte, every available warship, submarine and airplane was placed on alert while Japanese admiral Kurita Takeo stalked Admiral William F. Halsey’s unwitting American armada. It was the beginning of the epic Battle of Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle in history.

In Storm Over Leyte, acclaimed historian John Prados gives readers an unprecedented look at both sides of this titanic naval clash, demonstrating that, despite the Americans’ overwhelming superiority in firepower and supplies, the Japanese achieved their goal, inflicting grave damage on U.S. forces. And for the first time, readers will have access to the naval intelligence reports that influenced key strategic decisions on both sides.

Drawing upon a wealth of untapped sources—U.S. and Japanese military records, diaries, declassified intelligence reports and postwar interrogation transcripts—Prados offers up a masterful narrative of naval conflict on an epic scale.
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Thanks for the recommendations. Since high school I have been interested in the war in the Pacific. I would add "Pacific Crucible" and "The Conquering Tide" by Ian Toll. I am particularly interesting in reading the book on Peleliu. I recently went to the exhibit on Tom Lea's paintings, including the one's he set on Peleliu. Also, just finished reading "The Pacific" (the companion to the HBO series) which features Eugene Sledge.

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James Calvert, Silent Running: My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine
https://www.amazon.com/Silent-Runnin...=world+war+two




Gordon Rottman,World War II US Cavalry Units: Pacific Theater
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-II-...=world+war+two




Bill Sloan, The Ultimate Battle: Okinawa 1945--The Last Epic Struggle of World War II
https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Batt...=world+war+two

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I read Eagle against the Sun: America's War against Japan.

It was a nice overview of the Pacific War.
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"The Rising Sun", by John Toland , Ian Toll's WW2 Pacific Trilogy, ( Conquering Tide, Pacific Crucible, and 3rd coming out soon)," The Admirals", Nim itz, Halsey, Leahy, & King, " Peleliu, Tragic Triump," Bill Ross, " Lucky 666", by Bob Drury, " Wings of Gold", by Gregg Astor, " The Unknown Battle of Midway", by A. Kernan, " Pacific Payback", by Stephen D. Moore, " Target Tokyo", by James D. Scott, " Ship of Ghosts", by James D. Hornfischer, "With the Old Breed", by Eugene Sledge, " Ghost Soldiers". by Hampton Sides
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Cool minute-by-minute description of the Battle of the Tenaru

(From Texas A&M Unniversity Press)

Victory Fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's First Land Defeat of WWII

By William H. Bartsch

Following their rampage through Southeast Asia and the Pacific in the five months after Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces moved into the Solomon Islands, intending to cut off the critical American supply line to Australia. But when they began to construct an airfield on Guadalcanal in July 1942, the Americans captured the almost completed airfield for their own strategic use.

The Japanese Army countered by sending to Guadalcanal a reinforced battalion under the command of Col. Kiyonao Ichiki. The attack that followed would prove to be the first of four attempts by the Japanese over six months to retake the airfield, resulting in some of the most vicious fighting of the Pacific War.

During the initial battle on the night of August 20–21, 1942, Marines wiped out Ichiki’s men, who—imbued with “victory fever”—had expected a quick and easy victory.
William H. Bartsch draws on correspondence, interviews, diaries, memoirs, and official war records, including those translated from Japanese sources, to offer an intensely human narrative of the failed attempt to recapture Guadalcanal’s vital airfield.
WILLIAM H. BARTSCH, a former United Nations development economist and independent consultant now exclusively researching and writing on the Pacific War, lives in Reston, Virginia. He is the author of three previous books published by Texas A&M University Press: Doomed at the Start: American Pursuit Pilots on the Philippines, 1941–1942, December 8, 1941: MacArthur's Pearl Harbor, and Every Day a Nightmare: American Pursuit Pilots in the Defense of Java, 1941–1942. His website is www.writingthepacificwar.com.
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