Perilous Memories

Perilous Memories

DIVA rethinking of the differing national memories of the Second World War in the Pacific in light of recent theories of nationalism, imperialism, and colonialism./div ldquo;Unsettling official national accounts with memories of war from ...

Author: T. Fujitani

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822325640

Category: History

Page: 462

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DIVA rethinking of the differing national memories of the Second World War in the Pacific in light of recent theories of nationalism, imperialism, and colonialism./div
Categories: History

The Second World War

The Second World War

Thoroughly revised and updated in the light of the latest scholarship, this second edition of an established text: - Challenges accepted views and reassesses the war, rejecting the simplistic concept of a 'war against fascism' - Discusses ...

Author: A. W. Purdue

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350307308

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 978

The Second World War ended the Nazi attempt to establish Germany as the dominant power in Europe and the world; and Japan's aim of controlling South East Asia and the Pacific. It also resulted in the creation of two super-powers and led to the Cold War. A. W. Purdue provides one of the most concise yet comprehensive accounts of the entire course of World War Two, covering both the European and the Asian Pacific conflicts. Thoroughly revised and updated in the light of the latest scholarship, this second edition of an established text: - Challenges accepted views and reassesses the war, rejecting the simplistic concept of a 'war against fascism' - Discusses the historiography and critically analyses key themes and issues, as well as examining current debates - Considers changes in popular attitudes to the Second World War Ideal for students and general readers alike, this is an essential introduction to the causes, nature and significance of World War Two from the perspective of the twenty-first century.
Categories: History

Unconditional Defeat

Unconditional Defeat

Unconditional Defeat-the second book in a Pacific War trilogy that is part of SR Books' Total War series-examines the concluding stages of World War II in Asia and the Pacific, from November 1943 until September 1945.

Author: Thomas W. Zeiler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461705765

Category: History

Page: 223

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Unconditional Defeat-the second book in a Pacific War trilogy that is part of SR Books' Total War series-examines the concluding stages of World War II in Asia and the Pacific, from November 1943 until September 1945. Thomas W. Zeiler argues that this "war without mercy" could only come to one conclusion: the complete, unconditional defeat of Japan by a mobilized, overwhelming, vengeful United States. Zeiler describes these final 22 months of the Pacific War as a story of contrasts. While the U.S. launched a methodical, smothering attack with all the means at its disposal, Japan fought a fierce yet hopeless defense with diminishing supplies. By November 1943, Japan lacked the necessities not just for victory, as in the earlier phases of the war, but for adequate defense. The Japanese had no options. The strategic planning rested with the Americans. Zeiler's gripping and thorough overview discusses other contrasts between the two foes. The Americans planned multiple advances in the Pacific Ocean and on the Asian mainland. They used a massive number of troops, devised and adopted new amphibious techniques, and deployed the new nuclear category of weapons. The Japanese stubbornly but desperately clung to their territory, often with the basest of defenses. By August 1945, the United States' forces at sea, on land, and in the air had brought Japan near complete defeat. In addition, the Japanese Empire was diplomatically isolated. Japanese politics was in turmoil, the government faced rebellion, and the Emperor stood on the brink of extinction. Wracked by the destruction of the homeland from the air and blockade by sea, Japanese society veered near chaos and the people peered into the abyss of an uncertain future. In the meantime, America's military had experienced such horrors at the hands of Japan that the U.S. made the difficult decision to unleash the atomic bomb. Despite the stark differences between the U.S. and Japan, argues Zeiler, there was one aspect of the war that both sides held i
Categories: History

The Faraway War

The Faraway War

With this second volume Richard Aldrich now completes the picture that he began with Witness to War, by creating an intimate and illuminating portrait of a whole world ravaged by war.

Author: Richard Aldrich

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473525542

Category: History

Page: 912

View: 828

Following the illuminating first-hand revelations about the war in Europe and the Middle East compiled in Witness to War, Richard Aldrich now taps into another huge variety of diarists to explore the Second World War in the Pacific. From the dramatic bombing of Pearl Harbor to the devastating moment when the atomic bomb was dropped upon Hiroshima, the war is brought to life through the diaries of people on all sides, with events recorded as they happened and drawn into a chronological account of the war by Aldrich's expert month-by-month commentary. The Faraway War offers a stunning and diverse range of diaries, focusing both on ordinary people, some of whose diaries are published here for the first time, and on more celebrated figures such as Evelyn Waugh, Charles Lindbergh, Harry Truman and Joyce Grenfell. With this second volume Richard Aldrich now completes the picture that he began with Witness to War, by creating an intimate and illuminating portrait of a whole world ravaged by war.
Categories: History

From Versailles to Pearl Harbor

From Versailles to Pearl Harbor

In 1941, the European war became a world war. This book tackles that process in its economic, political and ideological dimensions.

Author: Margaret Lamb

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350317536

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 667

In 1941, the European war became a world war. This book tackles that process in its economic, political and ideological dimensions. Margaret Lamb and Nicholas Tarling explore the significance of the Asian factor and the importance of East Asia in the making of the war in Europe and the transformation of the European war of 1939 into the world war of 1941. This Asian factor has often been neglected, but the policies of all the major powers were affected by their world-wide interests. France had its possessions in North Africa and Asia; Nazi Germany chose to become involved in China and to make an agreement with Japan; Britain's action in Europe and the Mediterranean were conditioned by its commitments elsewhere in the world, and the United States and the Soviet Union were both involved in Europe and Asia. In particular the threat that Japan presented to the status quo in East Asia made it difficult for the war in Europe in turn affected the position in East Asia. The US built a two-ocean navy and encouraged the British to continue their struggle by keeping the resources of South East Asia available, and these steps led to a clash with the Japanese. Lamb and Tarling's global approach throws valuable new light on the origins of the Second World War.
Categories: History

The Second World War

The Second World War

THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES THE SECOND WORLD WAR ASIA PACIFIC T ! he West Point Military History Series was developed and written by the faculty of the United States Military Academy at West Point . These unique volumes weave ...

Author: Thomas B. Buell

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0757001629

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 450

Beginning with a look at the readiness of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy and the United States armed forces, this book gives a detailed account of the Allies' brutal five-year struggle with Japan. It examines the interrelationship of land, sea, and air forces as they battled over the vast reaches of the Pacific Theater of War.
Categories: History

Atlas for the Second World War

Atlas for the Second World War

A companion to the "Second World War : Asia and the Pacific," the maps depict the major campaigns of the war.

Author: Thomas E. Griess

Publisher:

ISBN: 0808583832

Category:

Page: 52

View: 694

A companion to the "Second World War : Asia and the Pacific," the maps depict the major campaigns of the war.
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From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima

From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima

"This multi-authored work, edited by Saki Dockrill, is an original, unique, and controversial interpretation of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific.

Author: Saki Dockrill

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: IND:30000045612219

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 242

View: 592

"This multi-authored work, edited by Saki Dockrill, is an original, unique, and controversial interpretation of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific. Dr Dockrill, the author of Britain's Policy for West German Rearmament, has skilfully converted the proceedings of an international conference held in London into a stimulating and readable account of the Pacific War. This is a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the subject."--
Categories: World War, 1939-1945