AUTHORSpector, Ronald H.
TITLEEagle Against the Sun
CITYNew York, NY

This book describes America’s military conflict with Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of American military commanders. In 561 pages, Spector offers an integrated overview of America’s air, land, and sea campaigns to defeat Japan. Two early chapters reflect on the differences in American and Japanese military thought, and much attention is paid to strategy and operations throughout. The book culminates with a chapter describing the dropping of the atomic bomb and the surrender of Japan. While it does not provide comprehensive accounts of each battle down to unit names, the book offers a rich and well-paced narrative to compensate for the sacrificed detail. The language is readable and non-technical.

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