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The Pacific War Papers by Donald Goldstein


The Pacific War Papers by Donald Goldstein

This is an annotated collection of extremely rare Japanese documents translated into English, which provides an invaluable resource for historians and students of World War II. This edited collection covers three main topics: the Japanese navy before World War II, prewar diplomacy and politics, and Japanese naval operations and policy during the war. The documents include diary extracts and candid, short monographs written by high-ranking Japanese officers immediately after the war. They shed new light on the vast naval buildup before the war, the navy's operational concepts for war with the USA, the organization and tactics of aircraft carrier forces, and the failure of submarine operations. With original war studies written by top Japanese naval leaders, this title is presented in a new paperback edition. Hardback (ISBN 1-57488-632-0) was published in December 2004.


THE PACIFIC WAR PAPERS is a trove of vital information on the last frontier of World War II in the Paciffic--the organization, planning, and strategy of the Imperial Japanese Navy. No serious student of that theater should be without it. --James D. Hornfischer, author of THE LAST STAND OF THE TIN CAN SAILORS

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Publication date

9th November 2006


Donald Goldstein

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Potomac Books Inc


277 pages


Asian history
Second World War
Naval forces & warfare



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