Crisis in the Pacific: The Battles for the Philippine Islands by the Men Who Fought Them

Author(s): Gerald Astor

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A renowned World War II historian examines the battles for the Phillipine Islands through the eyes of the men who fought in this campaign. From Corregidor to the Battle for Manila, Astor draws on the raw experiences of marines, sailors, and airmen of all ranks capturing this crucial heroic struggle for victory against Japan. First time in paperback.


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"No one does oral history better than Gerald Astor."
-- Stephen E. Ambrose

"Astor has produced a fine work that will take its place in the long line of oral histories to be read by future generations."
-- "Library Journal"

Also by Gerald Astor:

Battling Buzzards
The Odyssey of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team 1943-1945

The Mighty Eighth
The Air War in Europe as Told by the Men Who Fought It

A Blood-Dimmed Tide
The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It

Operation Iceberg
The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II

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Gerald Astor is the critically acclaimed military historian and author of Wings of Gold, Terrible Terry Allen, The Mighty Eighth, A Blood-Dimmed Tide, The Right to Fight, The Greatest War, and The Bloody Forest, among other titles. He lives near New York City.

General Fields

  • : 9780440236955
  • : Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • : Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • : 0.331
  • : January 2002
  • : 174mm X 173mm X 30mm
  • : United States
  • : January 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gerald Astor
  • : Paperback
  • : 940.5425
  • : 672
  • : 16 pages of photographs