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The Pacific by Hugh Ambrose
  

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 5 June 2010.

The official tie-in book to accompany the TV series, following the lives of 5 different men fighting the Japanese in the Pacific in the Second World War.

Synopsis

The Pacific by Hugh Ambrose

THE PACIFIC, by Hugh Ambrose, is a gripping piece of historical writing following the intertwined odysseys of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy carrier pilot within the Pacific theatre during World War II. Between America's retreat from China in late November 1941 and the moment General MacArthur's airplane touched down on the Japanese mainland in August 1945, five men connected by happenstance fought the key battles of the war against Japan. In THE PACIFIC, Hugh Ambrose focuses on the real-life stories of those five men, who put their lives on the line for their country.

About the Author

Hugh Ambrose

Hugh Ambrose is a noted historian and was a consultant on the documentary Price for Peace, for which Steven Spielberg and Stephen Ambrose were the Executive Producers. He was a consultant to his father on his books, and is also serving as the historical consultant on HBO’s The Pacific miniseries. Ambrose is also the former vice president of the National WWII Museum and has led battlefield tours through Europe and along the Pacific Rim. He lives in Helena, Montana.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th March 2010

Author

Hugh Ambrose

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

The Real World
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ISBN

9781847678225

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