D-DAYS IN THE PACIFIC
Author: Donald L. Miller
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER, Apr 2005
The sweeping history of the Allied victory over Japan during World War II. Recounts the major battles from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima & Nagasaki. 80 B&W photos, 10 maps; 7x9 inches, 384 pgs.
Published to coincide with the History Channel broadcast of the same title, this is the sweeping history of the Allied victory over Japan during World War II.
Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, this riveting work by one of our finest historians traces the arduous campaigns waged by Allied forces in the struggle against Japan. Based on The Story of World War II, Donald Miller?s acclaimed revision of Henry Steele Commager?s classic work, D-Days in the Pacific recounts the major battles from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Pacific campaign was fought over unprecedented distances, and witnessed some of the bloodiest contests in American history: Midway, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, Okinawa. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps, there is no finer history of this titanic struggle.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
?This new, greatly revised and expanded edition of The Story of World War II is a major publishing event. Donald Miller?s additions to the original account are outstanding and the total effect is one few readers will ever forget.? --David McCullough
?With this superb narrative flair, masterful eye for detail and perfect blend of colorful anecdote with historical context, Donald Miller has given vibrant new life to a valued work.? ?Doris Kearns Goodwin
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Donald L. Miller is the John Henry McCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was the host of ?A Biography of America,? a PBS series produced by WGB H, and his work has appeared in American Heritage, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. His book Lewis Mumford: A Life was nominated for the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, while The Kingdom of Coal was a Bancroft Prize nominee.