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D-Days in the Pacific tells the epic story of the campaign waged by American forces to win back the Pacific islands from Japan. Based on eyewitness accounts by the combatants, it covers the entire Pacific struggle from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Pacific war was largely a seaborne offensive fought over immense distances. Many of the amphibious assaults on Japanese-held islands were among the most savagely fought battles in American history: Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, New Guinea, Peleliu, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, Okinawa. D-Days in the Pacific is the finest one-volume account of this titanic struggle.
Donald L. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College. He is author of City of the Century and has been involved with HBO and PBS productions.
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By Bill on 12-01-12
Terrific one volume history of the Pacific war.
What made the experience of listening to D-Days in the Pacific the most enjoyable?
Puts you in the middle of the action, as though you are in the boots of the soldiers. Personal anecdotes are relevant and uncensored.
What was one of the most memorable moments of D-Days in the Pacific?
Did Gary Dikeos do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
Narration was not great.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Some battle scenes were horrific.
Any additional comments?
Excellent listen. Well written and riveting. Recommended as are the author's other titles available on Audio.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Jim Merchant on 03-11-15
This is a not chronicle of the amphibious landings in the Pacific during WW II. It is, instead, the story of the war in the Pacific. Several rabbits are also chased. The author does a decent job, it just isn't what I expected.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful