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Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun by [Prados, John]
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“A fresh and compelling account of the true turning point of the Pacific War.”—Evan Thomas, New York Times Bestselling Author of Ike’s Bluff and Sea of Thunder

“Authoritative…Islands of Destiny serves as a powerful reminder of the geography, the strategy, and the ferocity of the Solomons campaign.”—The Wall Street Journal

Islands of Destiny is essential reading for anyone interested in the Pacific War.”—World War II

“Even casual readers of World War II history will find [Islands of Destiny] engaging, and they will likely agree that the author makes a strong case for his revisionist assessment. A well-crafted addition to the canon of World War II military histories.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[Prados] argues that Guadalcanal and the Solomons campaign, not Midway, were the Pacific War’s true turning point. His use of Japanese primary sources is especially impressive. Imperial Navy figures, often treated as ciphers, regain their humanity in this author’s sympathetic hands.”—San Diego Union-Tribune

About the Author

Dr. John Prados is a Senior Research Fellow on national security, including foreign affairs, intelligence, and military subjects, at the National Security Archive. He directs the Archive's Iraq Documentation Project, as well as its Vietnam Project. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Columbia University. His books Unwinnable War, Keepers of the Keys (on the National Security Council) and Combined Fleet Decoded (on intelligence in the Pacific in World War II) were each nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He has published articles with Vanity Fair, The Journal of American History, Scientific American, MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post,  and The Boston Globe.

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  • File Size: 3059 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00D9T9QA4
  • Publisher: Dutton Caliber; 1 edition (October 2, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 2, 2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007X5ZE0Q
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