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MacArthur Author James W. Zobel
ISBN-10 9780811762144
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 208
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General Douglas MacArthur was one of the most colorful, controversial, and image-conscious military figures of the twentieth century. This military biography in photos captures the spirit of the man and his legend in hundreds of historical images.

MacArthur s Jungle War

MacArthur s Jungle War Author Stephen R. Taaffe
ISBN-10 UOM:39015039910248
Release 1998-01
Pages 312
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When General Douglas MacArthur led Allied troops into the jungles of New Guinea in World War II, he was already looking ahead. By successfully leapfrogging Japanese forces on that island, he placed his armies in a position to fulfill his personal promise to liberate the Philippines. The New Guinea campaign has gone down in history as one of MacArthur's shining successes. Now Stephen Taaffe has written the definitive history of that assault, showing why it succeeded and what it contributed to the overall strategy against Japan. His book tells not only how victory was gained through a combination of technology, tactics, and Army-Navy cooperation, but also how the New Guinea campaign exemplified the strategic differences that plagued the Pacific War, since many high-ranking officers considered it a diversionary tactic rather than a key offensive. MacArthur's Jungle War examines the campaign's strategic background and individual operations, describing the enormous challenges posed by jungle and amphibious warfare. Perhaps more important, it offers a balanced assessment of MacArthur's leadership and limitations, revealing his reliance on familiar battle plans and showing the vital role that subordinates played in his victory. Taaffe tells how MacArthur played the difficulties of the New Guinea campaign by maintaining his undivided attention on reaching the Philippines. He also discloses how MacArthur frequently deceived both his superiors and the public in order to promote his own agenda, and examines errors the general would later repeat on a larger scale up through the Korean War. MacArthur's Jungle War offers historians a more analytical treatment of the New Guinea campaign than is found in previous works, and is written with a dramatic flair that will appeal to military buffs. By revealing the interaction among American military planning, interservice politics, MacArthur's generalship, and the American way of war, Taaffe's account provides a clearer understanding of America's Pacific war strategy and shows that the New Guinea offensive was not a mere backwater affair, but a critical part of the war against Japan.

War at the End of the World

War at the End of the World Author James P. Duffy
ISBN-10 9781101611098
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 448
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A harrowing account of an epic, yet nearly forgotten, battle of World War II—General Douglas MacArthur's four-year assault on the Pacific War's most hostile battleground: the mountainous, jungle-cloaked island of New Guinea. One American soldier called it “a green hell on earth.” Monsoon-soaked wilderness, debilitating heat, impassable mountains, torrential rivers, and disease-infested swamps—New Guinea was a battleground far more deadly than the most fanatical of enemy troops. Japanese forces numbering some 600,000 men began landing in January 1942, determined to seize the island as a cornerstone of the Empire’s strategy to knock Australia out of the war. Allied Commander-in-Chief General Douglas MacArthur committed 340,000 Americans, as well as tens of thousands of Australian, Dutch, and New Guinea troops, to retake New Guinea at all costs. What followed was a four-year campaign that involved some of the most horrific warfare in history. At first emboldened by easy victories throughout the Pacific, the Japanese soon encountered in New Guinea a roadblock akin to the Germans’ disastrous attempt to take Moscow, a catastrophic setback to their war machine. For the Americans, victory in New Guinea was the first essential step in the long march towards the Japanese home islands and the ultimate destruction of Hirohito’s empire. Winning the war in New Guinea was of critical importance to MacArthur. His avowed “I shall return” to the Philippines could only be accomplished after taking the island. In this gripping narrative, historian James P. Duffy chronicles the most ruthless combat of the Pacific War, a fight complicated by rampant tropical disease, violent rainstorms, and unforgiving terrain that punished both Axis and Allied forces alike. Drawing on primary sources, War at the End of the World fills in a crucial gap in the history of World War II while offering readers a narrative of the first rank. From the Hardcover edition.

The Military Engineer

The Military Engineer Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015018419518
Release 1967
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"Directory of members, constitution and by-laws of the Society of American military engineers. 1935" inserted in v. 27.

Air Combat 1945

Air Combat 1945 Author Donald Nijboer
ISBN-10 9780811716062
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 208
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The final year of World War II witnessed the decline of the piston-engine fighter and the beginning of the jet age. Taking to the skies were tried-and-true fighters, improved versions of old aircraft, and newly developed jets, including prototypes that flew for the first time just before the war ended. • Hundreds of photos chronicle these dynamic aircraft in Europe and the Pacific • Includes American Mustangs, Thunderbolts, and Shooting Stars; British Tempests, Spitfires, and Gloster Meteors; German Fw 190s, Bf 109Ks, and Messerschmitt Me 262s; Japanese Ki 100s, Raidens, and Tojos; and many more • Ideal reference for military history fans, scholars, and modelers

Malaya and Singapore 1941 42

Malaya and Singapore 1941   42 Author Mark Stille
ISBN-10 9781472811240
Release 2016-10-20
Pages 96
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For the British Empire it was a military disaster, but for Imperial Japan the conquest of Malaya was one of the pivotal campaigns of World War II. Giving birth to the myth of the Imperial Japanese Army's invincibility, the victory left both Burma and India open to invasion. Although heavily outnumbered, the Japanese Army fought fiercely to overcome the inept and shambolic defence offered by the British and Commonwealth forces. Detailed analysis of the conflict, combined with a heavy focus on the significance of the aerial campaign, help tell the fascinating story of the Japanese victory, from the initial landings in Thailand and Malaya through to the destruction of the Royal Navy's Force Z and the final fall of Singapore itself.

Blitzkrieg France 1940

Blitzkrieg France 1940 Author Michael Olive
ISBN-10 9780811748544
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 208
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Photo chronicle of the German invasion of France in the spring of 1940.

Vietnam War Helicopter Art

Vietnam War Helicopter Art Author John Brennan
ISBN-10 9780811759250
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 208
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Hundreds of unique color photos showing how soldiers decorated their helicopters during the Vietnam War.

Bloody Skies

Bloody Skies Author Nicholas A. Veronico
ISBN-10 9780811714556
Release 2014-12-01
Pages 208
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A visual history of the US Eighth Air Force in World War II • Hundreds of photos of American aircraft damaged or shot down by the German Luftwaffe • Photos of damaged bomber and fighter planes, plus information on their crews and missions • Perfect complement to the narrative accounts in the Stackpole Military History Series • Ideal reference for military history fans, scholars, and modelers

Boneyard Nose Art

Boneyard Nose Art Author Jim Dunn
ISBN-10 9780811752718
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 208
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Photos of retired American military aircraft, emphasizing their nose art.

New Guinea

New Guinea Author Dr. Jon Diamond
ISBN-10 9780811762168
Release 2015-06-15
Pages 208
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Visual history of the Allied battles for New Guinea during 1942-44.

Rommel s Desert Warriors

Rommel s Desert Warriors Author Michael Olive
ISBN-10 0811745848
Release 2012-11-11
Pages 208
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Visual history of Rommel and his Afrika Korps in the desert of North Africa.

Steel Thunder on the Eastern Front

Steel Thunder on the Eastern Front Author Stackpole Books
ISBN-10 9780811712095
Release 2014-11-15
Pages 200
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A visual history of the artillery used by both sides on the Eastern Front in World War II • Hundreds of photos, most of them from private collections around the world • Depicts artillery pieces, other equipment, and the men who crewed the guns • Color insert shows preserved guns and ammunition • Ideal reference for military history fans, scholars, modelers, and reenact ors • Perfect complement to the narrative accounts in the Stackpole Military History Series

The Second World War

The Second World War Author Antony Beevor
ISBN-10 9780316084079
Release 2012-06-05
Pages 880
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Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War. In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August 14th, 1945 and the war's aftermath, Beevor describes the conflict and its global reach--one that included every major power. The result is a dramatic and breathtaking single-volume history that provides a remarkably intimate account of the war that, more than any other, still commands attention and an audience. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's grand and provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on this complex, tragic, and endlessly fascinating period in world history, and confirms once more that he is a military historian of the first rank.

Bloody Jungle

Bloody Jungle Author Chris Evans
ISBN-10 9780811712088
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 208
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A visual history of the Vietnam War in the Stackpole Military Photo Series. Included are detailed photos of soldiers, helicopters and ground vehicles, villages and terrain, base camps, and more. With hundreds of photos, many of them rare and never published before, this is the perfect complement to the narrative accounts in the Stackpole Military History Series, such as Street Without Joy and Land With No Sun.

Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet Author P. W. Singer
ISBN-10 9780544142848
Release 2015-06-30
Pages 416
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Two authorities on future warfare join forces to create a taut, convincing novel—set in 2026—about a besieged America battling for its very existence.

Countdown to Pearl Harbor

Countdown to Pearl Harbor Author Steve Twomey
ISBN-10 9781476776460
Release 2016-11
Pages 384
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"A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter chronicles the 12 days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, examining the miscommunications, clues, missteps and racist assumptions that may have been behind America's failure to safeguard against the tragedy,"--NoveList.