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Saipan: The Battle That Doomed Japan in World War II

by James H. Hallas Stackpole Books
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Hbk 592 pages
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The story of the Battle of Saipan has it all. Marines at war: on Pacific beaches, in hellish volcanic landscapes in places like Purple Heart Ridge, Death Valley, and Hell’s Pocket, under a commander known as “Howlin’ Mad.” Naval combat: carriers battling carriers from afar, fighters downing Japanese aircraft, submarines sinking carriers. Marine-army rivalry. Fanatical Japanese defense and resistance. A turning point of the Pacific War. James Hallas reconstructs the full panorama of Saipan in a way that no recent chronicler of the battle has done. In its comprehensiveness, attention to detail, scope of research, and ultimate focus on the men who fought and won the battle on the beaches and at and above the sea, it rivals Richard Frank’s modern classic Guadalcanal. This is the definitive military history of the Battle of Saipan.

GÇ£The definitive military history of the Battle of Saipan, 'Saipan: The Battle That Doomed Japan in World War II' is an essential, core addition to community and academic library World War II Pacific Theatre collections.n++? GÇôThe Midwest Book Review
James H. Hallas is a graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and has been in the weekly newspaper business for more than thirty years as reporter, editor, and publisher. He is the author of four books: Killing Ground on Okinawa, The Devil's Anvil: The Assault on Peleliu, Squandered Victory: The Battle for St. Mihiel, and Doughboy War: The American Expeditionary Force in World War I. He lives in Portland, Connecticut.