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Eagle against the sun the American war with Japan by Ronald H. Spector

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • Japan,
  • Pacific Area.,
  • United States.,
  • Japan.


  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- United States,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan,
  • United States -- History -- 1933-1945,
  • Japan -- History -- 1912-1945

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRonald H. Spector.
LC ClassificationsD767 .S69 1985b
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 589 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages589
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2549963M
ISBN 100394741013
LC Control Number85040140

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Eagle against the Sun by Ronald H. Spector is a very good book dealing with the Pacific War from an American point of view. It is well-written, fast-paced, opionated and insightful and provides a lot of detail on certain events/5(). —Clay Blair, Washington Post Book World "The best one-volume history of that complex conflict No future book on the Pacific war will be written without paying due tribute to Eagle Against The Sun." —Drew Middleton, The New York Times "ExcellentReleased on: Octo   Buy a cheap copy of Eagle Against The Sun: The American War book by Ronald H. Spector. Only now can the full scope of the war in the Pacific be fully understood. Historian Ronald Spector, drawing on newly declassified intelligence 5/5(5).   Eagle Against the Sun ; The war between the United States and Japan was in many ways a unique and unprecedented conflict—the first, and probably the last, to be waged on such a scale and upon such a stage. It began with a stunning display of air power by the Japanese and ended with the most deadly air raids in history by the : Free Press.

He was a distinguished professor of strategy at the National War College in Washington, D.C., and a guest professor at Kyoto University at Tokyo. Spector served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and is the author of six books, including Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan, a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. This book describes the catastrophe that followed, in a unique look at the war from the losing side. Less entertaining than Neptune's Inferno by Hornfischer which is how I came across Eagle Against the Sun. That being said this is a classic benchmark for this theater and I'm glad I got it done. I'm better off for it being in the library. Eagle Against the Sun is a problematic book to review now. Certainly is well written (even the evident bias of professor Spector against MacArthur is not to pronounced) and certainly well argued, for yet when the author moves from strategic problems to operational or tactical ones the book is lacking/5(84). Editions for Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), Cited by:

Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars, politicians, and the military men, presents a thrilling narrative of American war in the Pacific. Spector reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy and offers some 4/5(8).   Download the Book:Eagle Against The Sun: The American War With Japan PDF For Free, Preface: Easton Press, Norwalk CT. A leather bound collector's e.   Review: Eagle Against the Sun Print Details Published: 01 May 01 May Last Updated: 12 July 12 July Eagle Against the Sun Ronald H. Spector. This book describes the war between USA and Japan in mainly from the US side (in fact almost completely). It covers all theaters where USA have been involved in Asia in their. Get this from a library! Eagle against the sun: the American war with Japan. [Ronald H Spector] -- This text reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy and offers interpretations of the Pacific War.