World War II Afternoon

The World War II Book Group will discuss The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 by Ian Toll (Norton, $19.95). This history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War--the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944--when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide," concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas. It was the largest, bloodiest, most costly, most technically innovative and logistically complicated amphibious war in history, and it fostered bitter interservice rivalries, leaving wounds that even victory could not heal.Toll also takes the reader into the wartime councils in Washington and Tokyo where politics and strategy often collided, and into the struggle to mobilize wartime production, which was the secret of Allied victory.

Event date: 

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

The Bookworm
The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393353204
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 6th, 2016

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