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Twilight of the gods: war in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945

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"The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, "one of the great storytellers of war" (Evan Thomas). Twilight of the Gods is a riveting account of the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, when the U.S. Navy won the largest naval battle in history; Douglas MacArthur made good his pledge to return to the Philippines; waves of kamikazes attacked the Allied fleets; the Japanese fought to the last man on one island after another; B-29 bombers burned down Japanese cities; and Hiroshima and Nagasaki were vaporized in atomic blasts. Ian W. Toll's narratives of combat in the air, at sea, and on the beaches are as gripping as ever, but he also takes the reader into the halls of power in Washington and Tokyo, where the great questions of strategy and diplomacy were decided. Lionel Barber of the Financial Times chose the second volume of the series (The Conquering Tide) as the preemiment book of 2016, calling it "military history at its best." Readers who have been waiting for the conclusion of Toll's masterpiece will be thrilled by this final volume."--
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subject_facetWorld War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, Japanese
title_displayTwilight of the gods : war in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945
title_fullTwilight of the Gods War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945
Twilight of the gods : war in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 / Ian W. Toll
title_shortTwilight of the gods
title_subwar in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945
topic_facetCampaigns
History
Military
Naval operations, American
Naval operations, Japanese
Nonfiction
World War, 1939-1945