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Japanese military strategy in the Pacific War : was defeat inevitable? / James B. Wood
Bib ID 4218654
Format BookBook
Author
Wood, James B., 1946-
 
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Description Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2007 
x, 141 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780742553392
0742553396
9780742553408
074255340X
Summary

"In this history, James B. Wood challenges the received wisdom that Japan's defeat in the Pacific was historically inevitable. He argues instead that it was only when the Japanese military abandoned its original strategic plan - to secure resources and establish a viable defensible perimeter - that the Allies were able to regain the initiative and lock Japanese forces into a war of attrition they were not prepared to fight."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Going to war
  • Losing the war
  • Winning the war
  • Missing ships
  • Sunk!
  • A fleet-in-being
  • The battle for the skies
  • The army in the Pacific
  • The road not taken.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.  |  Strategy -- History -- 20th century.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Ocean.  |  Japan -- Military policy.

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