War in the Pacific: Volume III - The Road to Tokyo
Manufacturer: Hawaii Pacific University, Hon
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MWSA 2006 Gold Medal for a History Series
Retired USMC Brigadier General Jerome T. Hagen has written another great book n his War in the Pacific book series. Volume III – The Road to Tokyo, is the best in the series. All of the books he has written on the history of WWII in the Pacific have been crammed full of well researched facts and information; but in this volume he reaches beyond that. His insights and comments only add to greater depth and understanding of this time period. There is no better series of books on this subject and this Volume continues that tradition.
Hagen is one very intelligent writer. He just doesn’t throw facts and data around. He looks at the why and the how things happened. He always remembers the men who made the decisions and fought the battles; and that makes reading the book both a pleasure and education at the same time.
I would think that historians 200 years from now will be using his work as a definitive look at this time in history.
Reviewed by: Bill McDonald (2006)