The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War
- Narrated by: Joe Barrett
- Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-29-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Bringing together for the first time material previously published in Osprey series books, and with the recorded material of the addition of new writing making use of the most recent research, this audiobook details the Japanese ships which fought in the Pacific and examines the principles on which they were designed, how they were armed, when and where they were deployed, and how effective they were in battle.
A valuable reference source for Pacific War enthusiasts and historians, The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War provides a history of the IJN's deployment and engagements, analysis of the evolution of strategy and tactics, and finally addresses the question of whether it truly was a modern navy, fully prepared for the rigors of combat in the Pacific.
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By Dale H. Reeck on 06-09-18
Great Technical Reference
I had read the print copy when it first came out and was surprised to see an Audible version arrive, since these sort of books tend to not get audio renditions. Mark E. Stille is one of the premier authors of naval books, books that tend to deal more with the technical aspects of the world's navies - specifications, classes and brief histories. The print books from Mr. Stille tend to be in the 80-100 page range, with many photographs, and deal with a specific class or nationality of naval vessel. But "The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War" is one of his longest works and deals with all the major units of the IJN - carriers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers and submarines. You can find references on those individually, but this book contains all of them in one place.
It's not a standard history of any aspect of the Pacific War, though it is covered in relation to the histories of the ships. But if you enjoy learning about the development and specifications of naval vessels, this book and others like it from Mr. Stille, are very enjoyable.
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