ISBN-10:
0275952363
ISBN-13:
9780275952365
Pub. Date:
10/10/1995
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Pacific Turning Point: The Solomons Campaign, 1942-1943

Pacific Turning Point: The Solomons Campaign, 1942-1943

by Charles KoburgerCharles Koburger

Hardcover

Current price is , Original price is $64.0. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.

Overview

Koburger argues that the many battles that constituted the campaign for the Solomons were the key to victory in the Pacific for the U.S. Navy—not the battle of the Coral Sea or the Battle of Midway. Segments of the campaign—Guadalcanal, New Georgia, and Bougainville—have been written about extensively. But never before has the entire campaign been put together so lucidly and interpreted so well. The descriptions of the naval battles make for compelling reading. Even in World War II, Koburger argues, the important naval struggles took place in the narrow seas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275952365
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/10/1995
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1080L (what's this?)

About the Author

CHARLES W. KOBURGER, JR., retired from the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve with the rank of Captain after 20 years of active duty. He is now an independent consultant in maritime affairs specializing in Coast Guard-related tasks. He has been published many times on both sides of the Atlantic, and has been translated into French.

Table of Contents

Photographs

Maps, Tables, and Drawing

Introduction

Prologue

Collision Course

The Southern Solomons

Tokyo Reacts

Control of the Sea

Guadalcanal Ends

The Central Solomons—New Georgia

The By-Pass Strategy Arrives—Vella Lavella

The Northern Solomons—Bougainville

Conclusion

Appendices

Bibliography

Index

Customer Reviews