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Twilight of the gods : war in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 / Ian W. Toll.

Toll, Ian W., (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"Twilight of the Gods is a riveting account of the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, when the U.S. Navy won the largest naval battle in history; Douglas MacArthur made good his pledge to return to the Philippines; waves of kamikazes attacked the Allied fleets; the Japanese fought to the last man on one island after another; B-29 bombers burned down Japanese cities; and Hiroshima and Nagasaki were vaporized in atomic blasts. Ian W. Toll's narratives of combat in the air, at sea, and on the beaches are as gripping as ever, but he also takes the reader into the halls of power in Washington and Tokyo, where the great questions of strategy and diplomacy were decided."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 940.5426 TOL 2020 (Text) 33892100687723 Adult New Books Book None 10/02/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393080650
  • ISBN: 039308065X
  • Physical Description: xv, 926 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W. W. Norton & Company, [2020]

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Series information from Goodreads.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 793-879) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Twilight of the Gods is a riveting account of the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, when the U.S. Navy won the largest naval battle in history; Douglas MacArthur made good his pledge to return to the Philippines; waves of kamikazes attacked the Allied fleets; the Japanese fought to the last man on one island after another; B-29 bombers burned down Japanese cities; and Hiroshima and Nagasaki were vaporized in atomic blasts. Ian W. Toll's narratives of combat in the air, at sea, and on the beaches are as gripping as ever, but he also takes the reader into the halls of power in Washington and Tokyo, where the great questions of strategy and diplomacy were decided." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Pacific Area.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, Japanese.

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