World War II in the Pacific lasted forty-five months and caused tens of thousands of battle casualties. This reference features a sweeping array of topics that go beyond battles and hardware and addresses everything from high policy-making, grand strategy and the significant persons and battles in the conflict, to the organization of Allied and Japanese divisions, aircraft, armor, artilllery, psychological warfare, warships and the home fronts. This book provides an overall view enabling the reader to grasp the true nature of such a widespread conflict. Essential reading for students, scholars, military buffs and historians. Agoratus, Steven, independent scholar; Belpedio, James R; Bielakowski, Alexander, Kansas State University; Blewett, Daniel K, Loyola University, Chicago; Bloom, JamesI
Stanley Sandler is one of America's best-known military historians. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of London Department of War Studies, where he studied under the eminent military historian Sir Michael Howard. He was a Command historian for the US Army Special Operations Command for fourteen years and was a Visiting Professor in the History of Sea Power at the US Naval Academy. He will hold the Edwin Conquest '14 Chair in history at Virginia Military Institute, 1999-2000.
Dr. Sandler has received numerous academic and professional awards, including a New York State Regents' Teaching Fellowship, a Smithsonian Post-Doctoral Fellowship and a Secretary of the Army Research and Writing Fellowship. His publications include The Emergence of The Modern Capital Ship (1979), Segregated Skies: The All-black USAAF Squadrons of World War II(1992), The Korean War: An Encyclopedia (Garland, 1995), and numerous articles in military history.