Eagle Against the Sun by Ronald H. Spector audiobook

Eagle Against the Sun: The American War With Japan

By Ronald H. Spector
Read by Tom Perkins

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23.43 Hours Unabridged
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Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars, politicians, and the military men, presents a thrilling narrative of American war in the Pacific. Spector reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy and offers some provocative interpretations. He shows that the dual advance across the Pacific by MacArthur and Nimitz was less a product of strategic calculation and more a pragmatic solution to bureaucratic, doctrinal, and public relations problems facing the Army and Navy. He also argues that Japan made its fatal error not in the Midway campaign but in abandoning its offensive strategy after that defeat and allowing itself to be drawn into a war of attrition. Combining impeccable research with electrifying detail, Spector vividly recreates the major battles, little-known campaigns, and unfamiliar events of this brutal 44-month struggle.

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Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars, politicians, and the military men, presents a thrilling narrative of American war in the Pacific.

Spector reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy and offers some provocative interpretations. He shows that the dual advance across the Pacific by MacArthur and Nimitz was less a product of strategic calculation and more a pragmatic solution to bureaucratic, doctrinal, and public relations problems facing the Army and Navy. He also argues that Japan made its fatal error not in the Midway campaign but in abandoning its offensive strategy after that defeat and allowing itself to be drawn into a war of attrition.

Combining impeccable research with electrifying detail, Spector vividly recreates the major battles, little-known campaigns, and unfamiliar events of this brutal 44-month struggle.

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Author Bio: Ronald H. Spector

Author Bio: Ronald H. Spector

Ronald H. Spector, a professor of history and international affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, earned his MA and PhD from Yale University. His publications include Professors of War: The Naval War College and the Development of the Naval Profession; At War at Sea: Sailors and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century, which received the Distinguished Book Award of the Society for Military History; After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Vietnam; and Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan, which won the Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Prize for Naval History.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 23.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English