1992 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the great Pacific naval battles in the Coral Sea and off Midway Island. Occuring within a month of each other, these turning Point engagements brought an end to Japan's military expansion and six months of Allied defeat and retreat in the Pacific. Fought mostly over the ocean by airmen flying primarily from aircraft carriers, the battles were marked on both sides by courage and luck, forewarning and foreboding, skill and ineptitude. In this first book-length, partially-annotated bibliography, Smith provides more than 1,300 citations to the growing literature on these major battles. Materials in seven languages are cited as well as information provided on many of the repositories located in the United States or abroad that have holdings necessary for the continuing reinterpretation of the battles. Following an overview and introduction, the volume contains sections devoted to reference works and sites, general histories, hardware, biography, combatants, and special studies, and separate section for both battles. Access is augmented by author and name indexes.
This volume will be a required reference guide for all those concerned with the War in the Pacific and modern military studies.
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
Edition: Annotated edition
"These annotated bibliographies will be welcomed by librarians who serve a population interested in the attack on Pearl Harbor and the pivotal battles of the Coral Sea and Midway. . . . Recommended for all libraries."-ARBA
?These annotated bibliographies will be welcomed by librarians who serve a population interested in the attack on Pearl Harbor and the pivotal battles of the Coral Sea and Midway. . . . Recommended for all libraries.?-ARBA