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D-Days in the Pacific Paperback – April 4, 2005
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I don't find the errors a reviewer on this site wrote that he was "astonished" to find.
Looking at the few he mentions I am guessing they could've been typo's or printer's errors, and obviously they've been corrected.
Mr. Miller's body of work speaks for itself (i.e., "The Story of World War II", "City of the Century", "Masters of the Air", "Lewis Mumford: A Life"). I have read them all. His prose is beautifully crafted, absolutely gripping, a pleasure to read and incredibly factual. He crafts his writing much like another favorite author of mine, William Manchester. And with encomiums from the likes of David McCullough, James Bradley, Joseph E. Persico, Geoffrey Ward and Walter Boyne I don't need to think twice about Mr. Miller's veracity
I highly recommend "D-Days in the Pacific."
Bedford, Hills, NY
Perhaps I have a different edition than the reviewer who claims that D-Days in the Pacific has many factual errors because I could find none that he cited.
For those looking for an introduction to the war in the Pacific, D-Days in the Pacific is an excellent choice.
The book well illustrated with has photographs as well as maps that help the reader understand the brutal and vast nature of this conflict. D-Days deserves a wide readership. Historians, students, and the general populace too will find it compelling.
This book is the only history of the Pacific that both deals in depth with all the battles covered in the HBO show and features Eugene Sledge, who Miller interviewed long before the series was conceived. It is a "can't miss" book for readers looking for a highly readable history told from the "under the helmet" perspective employed by Hanks and Spielberg, the producers of "The Pacific." Miller previously collaborated with Hanks as a writer for the magnificent film "Beyond All Boundaries," that is setting attendance records at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The museum was founded by Stephen Ambrose, the historian Miller credits with inspiring and urging him to write "D-Days in the Pacific." Miller and Ambrose apparently were long-time friends; and before he died, Ambrose made accessible to Miller his tremendous collection of oral histories of the Pacific War. This is the book Ambrose would have written had he lived.
Two readers point to several inaccuracies in the book. After talking to several other readers, it is my understanding that these were copy editing errors that appeared in only the first printing of the book. In the volume I purchased none of the mistakes pointed out by one critic of the book on this web site appear. For example, on p. 15 Miller does not say that the Arizona contained one million tons of explosives. There is no mention of this.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very detailed, battle by battle. Great pictures. Detailed maps. Maps are a bit difficult to study due to the size and amount of detail.Published 2 months ago by Gerald H. Woodall
GREAT BOOK ON WW2 IN THE PACIFIC. REMINDS ME OF EDWIN HOYT WRITINGS.Published 5 months ago by Merritt Mckinney
"War is Hell". Read this to see how lucky Americans are to have fighting men and women then and now.Published 7 months ago by charlie johnson
This is very good book for those who need a great picture of the Pacific campaign during 2nd WW. Is very well written and bring good data about the operations and the way the war... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Guillermo Lafferriere
This is written very well and makes you feel apart of what the guys were going through..I have read many WWII Pacific Theater and this one is Right on top!! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bruce Mauvais
Good reading. Great detail. My heart bled for those brave Marines and sailors.Published 17 months ago by Bruce M. Rank
I love Donald Millers books. Well researched and well written.Published 17 months ago by Ronald G. Bouchard