From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima takes readers on an up-close-and-personal journey through the relentless war against Japan in the Pacific Islands, the capstone to Allied victory in World War II. Here is the story of the heroic men who toiled on islands whose names have become synonymous with bloodshed, hardship, and indomitable spirit. This inspiring heart-and-gut wrenching story is brought to life by the addition of 20 carefully selected facsimile pieces of memorabilia, including Franklin D. Roosevelt's draft, with handwritten notes, of his “Day of Infamy” speech, and 6 situation maps. Also features a foreword by Captain Dale Dye, senior military advisor on HBO's The Pacific.
|Publisher:||Welbeck Publishing Group Limited|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Richard Overy, Professor of History, University of Exeter, U.K. (formerly Professor of Modern History, King's College, London), is an expert on the history of World War II, air warfare, and the Hitler and Stalin dictatorships. He has published over 20 books, including Carlton's landmark four-volume series The Second World War Experience, Russia's War, The Battle of Britain, and Why the Allies Won, and edited a number of others.
Dale Dye was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He served in Vietnam in 1965 and 1967 through 1970, surviving 31 major combat operations. Appointed a warrant officer in 1976, he was a captain when he was sent to Beirut with the Multinational Peacekeeping Force in 1982-83. He served in a variety of assignments around the world and along the way managed to graduate with a BA degree in English from the University of Maryland. Dye founded Warriors, INC., the leading military consultancy to motion pictures and television, shortly after retiring from the Marine Corps, and his firm has worked on more than 50 movies and TV shows, including several Academy Award and Emmy winning productions. He and his firm have worked closely with the directors and actors on almost every major war film to come out of Hollywood in the last 22 years. He recently directed the 2nd unit of Alexander under Oliver Stone, and is currently using his influence on the maxi-series The Pacific, the companion piece to the acclaimed Dreamworks/Playtone/HBO series Band of Brothers.