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The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II

By: Donovan Webster

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: October 2003

Seller ID: 18156

ISBN: 0374117403

Condition: New


The harrowing story of one of the greatest chapters of World War II---the building and defense of the Burma Road "The Burma Road" tells the extraordinary story of the China-Burma-India theater of operations during World War II. As the Imperial Japanese Army swept across China and South Asia at the war's outset--closing all of China's seaports--more than 200,000 Chinese laborers embarked on a seemingly impossible task: to cut a seven-hundred-mile overland route--which would be called the Burma Road--from the southwest Chinese city of Kunming to Lashio, Burma. But with the fall of Burma in e... View more info

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Carlson's Raid

By: George W. Smith

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Presidio Press: June 2001

Seller ID: 18080

ISBN: 0891417443

Condition: New


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Flyboys: A True Story of Courage

By: James Bradley

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: September 2003

Seller ID: 17608

ISBN: 0316105848

Condition: New


FLYBOYS is the true story of young American airmen who were shot down over Chichi Jima. Eight of these young men were captured by Japanese troops and taken prisoner. Another was rescued by an American submarine and went on to become president. The reality of what happened to the eight prisoners has remained a secret for almost 60 years. After the war, the American and Japanese governments conspired to cover up the shocking truth. Not even the families of the airmen were informed what had happened to their sons. It has remained a mystery--until now. Critics called James Bradley's last book "the... View more info

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Hero of the Pacific: The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone

By: James Brady

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Wiley: January 2010

Seller ID: 555

ISBN: 0470379413

Condition: New


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 254 p. Contains: Unspecified. Audience: General/trade. NEW off the shelf, NOT ex-library, remaindered or book club edition. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 254 p. Contains: Unspecified. Audience: General/trade. NEW off the shelf, NOT ex-library, remaindered or book club edition. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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The Ghost Mountain Boys: Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific

By: James Campbell

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Crown: October 2007

Seller ID: 17985

ISBN: 0307335968

Condition: New


Lying due north of Australia, New Guinea is among the world's largest islands. In 1942, when World War II exploded onto its shores, it was an inhospitable, cursorily mapped, disease-ridden land of dense jungle, towering mountain peaks, deep valleys, and fetid swamps. Coveted by the Japanese for its strategic position, New Guinea became the site of one of the South Pacific's most savage campaigns. Despite their lack of jungle training, the 32nd Division's Ghost Mountain Boys were assigned the most grueling mission of the entire Pacific campaign: to march 130 miles over the rugged Owen Stanley M... View more info

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Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45

By: Max Hastings

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Knopf: March 2008

Seller ID: 4823

ISBN: 0307263517

Condition: New


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 615 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. NEW off the shelf. NOT ex-library or BCE. Order before 3PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 615 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. NEW off the shelf. NOT ex-library or BCE. Order before 3PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific

By: R.V. Burgin,Bill Marvel

Price: $27.95

Publisher: NAL: March 2010

Seller ID: 18070

ISBN: 0451229908

Condition: New


Watch author RV Burgin discuss "Islands of the Damned" and "The Pacific." See R.V. Burgin in the award winning documentary film Peleliu 1944: Horror in the Pacific. Click here for more information. This is an eyewitness-and eye-opening-account of some of the most savage and brutal fighting in the war against Japan, told from the perspective of a young Texan who volunteered for the Marine Corps to escape a life as a traveling salesman. R.V. Burgin enlisted at the age of twenty, and with his sharp intelligence and earnest work ethic, climbed the ranks from a green private to a seasoned ser... View more info

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Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire

By: Richard Frank

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Random House: September 1999

Seller ID: 18134

ISBN: 067941424X

Condition: New


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Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II

By: Richard Reeves

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.: April 2015

Seller ID: 3247

ISBN: 0805094083

Condition: New


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 368 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Brand new. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library, BCE or remaindered. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 368 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Brand new. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library, BCE or remaindered. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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The Rising Sun in the Pacific 1931 - April 1942 (History of United States Naval Operations in World War Ii, 3) (v. 3)

By: Samuel Eliot Morison

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Book Sales: March 2001

Seller ID: 18000

ISBN: 0785813047

Condition: New


This spectacular 15-volume series charts the U.S. Naval operations during World War II with an insider's perspective. Morison, a Harvard professor, was given a special rank and writing post by FDR. He had active duty aboard eleven different ships, allowing him to witness many crucial battles in both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. Includes many maps and official file photographs. View more info

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Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan

By: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Belknap Press: May 2005

Seller ID: 17984

ISBN: 0674016939

Condition: New


With startling revelations, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa rewrites the standard history of the end of World War II in the Pacific. By fully integrating the three key actors in the story--the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan--Hasegawa for the first time puts the last months of the war into international perspective.From April 1945, when Stalin broke the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact and Harry Truman assumed the presidency, to the final Soviet military actions against Japan, Hasegawa brings to light the real reasons Japan surrendered. From Washington to Moscow to Tokyo and back again, he s... View more info