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The Resource Implacable foes : war in the Pacific, 1944-1945, Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio

Implacable foes : war in the Pacific, 1944-1945, Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio

Label
Implacable foes : war in the Pacific, 1944-1945
Title
Implacable foes
Title remainder
war in the Pacific, 1944-1945
Statement of responsibility
Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio
Title variation
War in the Pacific, 1944-1945
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the end of World War Two, Americans clamored for their troops to come home. Politics intruded upon military policy while a new and untested president struggled to strategize among a military command that was often mired in rivalry. The task of defeating the Japanese seemed nearly unsurmountable, even while plans to invade the home islands were being drawn. Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall warned of the toll that "the agony of enduring battle" would likely take. General Douglas MacArthur clashed with Marshall and Admiral Nimitz over the most effective way to defeat the increasingly resilient Japanese combatants. In the midst of this division, the Army began a program of partial demobilization of troops in Europe, which depleted units at a time when they most needed experienced soldiers. In this context of military emergency, victory was salvaged by means of a horrific new weapon. As one Army staff officer admitted, "The capitulation of Hirohito saved our necks." In Implacable Foes, award-winning historians Waldo Heinrichs (a veteran of both theatres of war in World War II) and Marc Gallicchio bring to life the final year of World War Two in the Pacific right up to the dropping of the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, evoking not only Japanese policies of desperate defense, but the sometimes rancorous debates on the home front. They deliver a gripping and provocative narrative that challenges the decision-making of U.S. leaders and delineates the consequences of prioritizing the European front. The result is a masterly work of military history that evaluates the nearly insurmountable trials associated with waging global war and the sacrifices necessary to succeed."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/26
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767
LC item number
.H43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Implacable foes : war in the Pacific, 1944-1945, Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 661-665) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gaining momentum -- Moving ahead on New Guinea, April-July, 1944 -- The Marianas campaign, June-August, 1944 -- Accelerating the advance, August-October, 1944 -- Leyte to Manila, October, 1944-March, 1945 -- Iwo Jima, February-March, 1945 -- Recovering Luzon, February-June, 1945 -- Beyond human endurance: taking all of the Philippines, February-June, 1945 -- Okinawa, April-June, 1945 -- Two down and one to go: the home front, March-June, 1945 -- Between war and peace, June-July, 1945 -- Potsdam, July-August, 1945 -- Surrender at last, August, 1945
Control code
ocn962442415
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 711 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190616755
Lccn
2016040696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027137262
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190616755
  • (OCoLC)962442415
Label
Implacable foes : war in the Pacific, 1944-1945, Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 661-665) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gaining momentum -- Moving ahead on New Guinea, April-July, 1944 -- The Marianas campaign, June-August, 1944 -- Accelerating the advance, August-October, 1944 -- Leyte to Manila, October, 1944-March, 1945 -- Iwo Jima, February-March, 1945 -- Recovering Luzon, February-June, 1945 -- Beyond human endurance: taking all of the Philippines, February-June, 1945 -- Okinawa, April-June, 1945 -- Two down and one to go: the home front, March-June, 1945 -- Between war and peace, June-July, 1945 -- Potsdam, July-August, 1945 -- Surrender at last, August, 1945
Control code
ocn962442415
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 711 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190616755
Lccn
2016040696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027137262
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190616755
  • (OCoLC)962442415

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