Pacific crucible : war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 / Ian W. Toll.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Draws on eyewitness accounts and primary sources to describe the first months of World War II in the Pacific, after the U.S. Navy suffered the worst defeat in its history at Pearl Harbor.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (p. [495]-557) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780393068139 : HRD
      0393068137 : HRD
    • Accession Number:
      2011028907
    • Accession Number:
      fay.344304
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      TOLL, I. W. Pacific crucible : war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942. 1st ed. [s. l.]: W.W. Norton, 2012. ISBN 9780393068139. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.344304. Acesso em: 28 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Toll IW. Pacific Crucible : War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942. 1st ed. W.W. Norton; 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.344304. Accessed May 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Toll, I. W. (2012). Pacific crucible : war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (1st ed.). W.W. Norton.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Toll, Ian W. 2012. Pacific Crucible : War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942. 1st ed. W.W. Norton. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.344304.
    • Harvard:
      Toll, I. W. (2012) Pacific crucible : war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942. 1st ed. W.W. Norton. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.344304 (Accessed: 28 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Toll, IW 2012, Pacific crucible : war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942, 1st ed., W.W. Norton, viewed 28 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Toll, Ian W. Pacific Crucible : War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942. 1st ed., W.W. Norton, 2012. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.344304.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Toll, Ian W. Pacific Crucible : War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942. 1st ed. W.W. Norton, 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.344304.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Toll IW. Pacific crucible : war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 [Internet]. 1st ed. W.W. Norton; 2012 [cited 2020 May 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.344304

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2011 November #1

*Starred Review* No volume really covering the first six months of WWII in the Pacific can be other than hefty. However, this latest from the author of Six Frigates (2006), is also excellent. The research is thorough, the writing clear, and the narrative flow exemplary, even when the author is trying to explain Allied command arrangements for defending Java in early 1942. The run-up to war is in itself notable, as it makes clear that the Japanese genuinely saw themselves as having few options and did not trust the Allies to give them even those. After the shooting started, Japanese tactics, training, and weaponry receive high marks—what emerges is a set of Allies not really prepared for a war that had been looming since at least 1937. The author makes vast quantities of technological and tactical concepts intelligible to all but the rankest beginner—for whom this book is not remotely suitable. A particular gift of the author is intelligent character portraits: Yamamoto, MacArthur, Halsey, and Nimitz (clearly one of the author's favorites). Add to all these other attributes a thorough scholarly apparatus, and it is difficult to think of a recent book on this subject that is of such consistently outstanding value. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2011 June #1

Winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison and William E. Colby awards for Six Frigates, Toll has the expertise to discuss the first months of the Pacific War. History readers will want; with a seven-city tour.

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PW Reviews 2011 August #3

Prize-winning freelance naval historian Toll (Six Frigates) chronicles one of the U.S. Navy's finest performances of WWII in this page-turning narrative of the months following the devastating attacks on Pearl Harbor. Eyewitness accounts and extensive research in American and Japanese print and archival sources combined with Toll's storytelling abilities make this an approachable and compelling read in a genre typically reserved for military historians. More than mere battle plans and fighter plane model numbers, Toll's take on the fight in the Pacific is imbued with a sensitivity to detail and individuals, as evidenced by his moving account of the disembarkation of Admiral Fitch and his crew from the sinking USS Lexington at the Battle of the Coral Sea, which saw ice cream being served as the boat burned and men awaiting rescue swam in the warm waters below. But Toll does not pander to sensationalism: his incisive scholastic efforts also shed light on Japanese motives for entering a war that many in the high command considered unwinnable. Revealing and poignant, Toll's latest deftly navigates the rough waters of the Pacific struggle with flying colors. Illus. and maps. (Nov.)

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