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by Ian W. Toll

  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
  • Release date: 11-08-11
  • Language: English

Audie Award Nominee, History, 2013

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 suddenly 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. Ian W. Toll’s dramatic narrative encompasses both the high command and the “sailor’s-eye” view from the lower deck. Relying predominantly on eyewitness accounts and primary sources, Pacific Crucible also spotlights recent scholarship that has revised our understanding of the conflict, including the Japanese decision to provoke a war that few in the country’s highest circles thought they could win. The result is a pause-resistant history that does justice to the breadth and depth of a tremendous subject.

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Author

Ian W. Toll

Narrated by

Grover Gardner

Length

22 hrs and 6 mins

Release date

11-08-11

Language

English

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