Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific 1941-1942 – ISBN 0393068137

The planning, the strategy, the sacrifices and heroics�on both sides�illuminating the greatest naval war in history. On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii,and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss. Pacific Crucible tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history and seized the strategic initiative.

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