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Islands of Destiny free pdf The Battle of Midway is traditionally held as the point when Allied forces gained advantage over the Japanese. In" Islands of Destiny," acclaimed historian and military intelligence expert John Prados points out that the Japanese forces quickly regained strength after Midway and continued their assault undaunted.
Taking this surprising fact as the start of his inquiry, he began to investigate how and when the Pacific tide turned in the Allies' favor. Using archives of WWII intelligence reports from both sides, Prados offers up a compelling reassessment of the true turning in the Pacific: not Midway, but the fight for the Solomon Islands.
Combat in the Solomons saw a series of surface naval battles, including one of the key battleship-versus-battleship actions of the war- two major carrier actions- daily air duels, including the aerial ambush in which perished the famous Japanese naval commander Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku- and many other hair-raising exploits. Commencing with the Allied invasion of Guadalcanal, Prados shows how and why the Allies beat Japan on the sea, in the air, and in the jungles.

About John Prados

Dr. John Prados is a Senior Research Fellow on national security, including foreign affairs, intelligence, and military subjects, at the National Security Archive. He directs the Archive's Iraq Documentation Project, as well as its Vietnam Project. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Columbia University. His books "Unwinnable War," "Keepers of the Keys "(on the National Security Council) and "Combined Fleet Decoded "(on intelligence in the Pacific in World War II) were each nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He has published articles with "Vanity Fair," "The Journal of American History, ""Scientific American," " MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History," "The New York Times," "The Los Angeles Times," "The Washington Post," and "The Boston Globe."

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Author : John Prados
Publisher : New American Library
Data Published : 01 October 2013
ISBN : 0451414829
EAN : 9780451414823
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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