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Title: If you're interested in the Pacific Theater of WWII, this is your book
Post by: crazydave1066 on October 04, 2019, 04:31:08 PM
The Conquering Tide by Ian W. Toll is fantastic. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It has interesting personal accounts from real veterans of the war, which gives it a human element, while also remaining extremely informative. I feel I learned a lot about the war from it and was entertained by every page!
Title: Re: If you're interested in the Pacific Theater of WWII, this is your book
Post by: besilarius on October 04, 2019, 05:02:20 PM
Agree thoroughly.
Another good book on the later war in the Pacific is Pacific Thunder by Thomas Cleaver.
Title: Re: If you're interested in the Pacific Theater of WWII, this is your book
Post by: ArizonaTank on October 04, 2019, 05:05:07 PM
++1 

I have the audible version...great stuff!!!

Also, highly recommend Ian Toll's companion volume. Pacific Crucible that deals with 41 - 42
Title: Re: If you're interested in the Pacific Theater of WWII, this is your book
Post by: Gusington on October 06, 2019, 10:31:22 AM
I have Pacific Crucible on my 'to read soon' shelf.
Title: Re: If you're interested in the Pacific Theater of WWII, this is your book
Post by: nelmsm on October 08, 2019, 07:53:36 PM
Picked it up on EBay today.
Title: Re: If you're interested in the Pacific Theater of WWII, this is your book
Post by: airboy on November 18, 2019, 01:00:20 PM
I finished this last week.  Good read.  Interesting decision to end the book after the fall of Saipan.
Title: Re: If you're interested in the Pacific Theater of WWII, this is your book
Post by: demjansk1942 on November 18, 2019, 01:47:52 PM
My library has both books, thanks