X

Sign Up




READARA
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942

Overall Rating

NA

Reviews

NA

Pacific Crucible: War At Sea In The Pacific, 1941-1942

Home > > History Facebook Twitter

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 page-turning history that does justice to the breadth and depth of a tremendous subject. 24 pages of black-and-white illustrations and 12 maps

W. W. Norton & Company

W. W. Norton & Company

Ian W. Toll

Ian W. Toll

No of Pages
640
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN-13
9780393068139
Awards
None
Book Format
Hardcover
Published Date
Nov 14, 2011

Circles

Not in any circle

Book Journey

Reviews [0]

Likes [0]

Recommends [0]

Bookshelf [0]

Table of Contents

No data Found

About Ian W. Toll

Ian W. Toll is a writer and independent scholar.  He is the author of three highly regarded works of American military history:  Six Frigates, Pacific Crucible, and The Conquering Tide.  The latter two titles are the first two volumes of a nonfiction trilogy about the Pacific War.  The third and concluding volume, Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945, will be published in 2018.​

Six Frigates was the 2007 recipient of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, the William E. Colby Military Writers Award, and was placed on the New York Times “Editor’s Choice” list.  Pacific Crucible received the Northern California Book Award for Nonfiction in 2012. The Conquering Tide was a New York Times bestseller and was also selected for that newspaper's “Editor’s Choice” list.

Toll has been widely published in newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Naval History.  He is a regular reviewer for the New York Times Review of Books.  His books on the Pacific War have been translated into Japanese and published in that country by the publishing house Bungeishunjū, and are being translated into Chinese for publication in mainland China.  Toll has spoken at venues and institutions throughout the United States, including the Pentagon, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Naval Observatory (official residence of the vice president), the the U.S. Naval War College, and the U.S. Naval Academy.  Toll has also been interviewed on many national and local television and radio programs, including NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, WAMC’s Roundtable, CSPAN’s Book TV, and innumerable commercial radio programs throughout the U.S.A.  ​

Prior to beginning work on Six Frigates in 2002, Toll was a Wall Street analyst (1997-2001), a Federal Reserve financial analyst (1995-1997), and a political aide and speechwriter (1989-1993).​

Toll received an undergraduate degree (B.A.) in American History at Georgetown University (1989) and a Masters in Public Policy (M.P.P.) from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (1995).  Toll and his family live in New York City.

Other Books by Author

other books by authors
The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944
The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944
Author :
Ian W. Toll
Publisher :
W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date :
Sep 21, 2015
No of Pages :
656
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other books by authors
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
Author :
Ian W. Toll
Publisher :
W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date :
Mar 17, 2008
No of Pages :
592
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
History
other books by authors
The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944
The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944
Author :
Ian W. Toll
Publisher :
W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date :
Sep 6, 2016
No of Pages :
688
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
History
other books by authors
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Author :
Ian W. Toll
Publisher :
W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date :
Nov 26, 2012
No of Pages :
656
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
History

More History Related Books

other Related books
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
Author :
Rinker Buck
Publisher :
Simon & Schuster
Published Date :
Jun 30, 2015
No of Pages :
464
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
Author :
Sarah Vowell
Publisher :
Riverhead Books
Published Date :
Oct 20, 2015
No of Pages :
288
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
Author :
Rosemary Sullivan
Publisher :
Harper
Published Date :
Jun 2, 2015
No of Pages :
768
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East
The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East
Author :
Eugene Rogan
Publisher :
Basic Books
Published Date :
Mar 10, 2015
No of Pages :
512
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution
Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution
Author :
Kathleen DuVal
Publisher :
Random House
Published Date :
Jul 7, 2015
No of Pages :
464
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima
Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima
Author :
Alexander Rose
Publisher :
Random House
Published Date :
Jun 9, 2015
No of Pages :
496
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-1945
The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-1945
Author :
Nicholas Stargardt
Publisher :
Basic Books
Published Date :
Oct 13, 2015
No of Pages :
760
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers
Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers
Author :
Simon Winchester
Publisher :
Harper
Published Date :
Oct 27, 2015
No of Pages :
512
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination (2015 Exam) - Student Edition Softcover
United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination (2015 Exam) - Student Edition Softcover
Author :
John J. Newman, John M. Schmalbach
Publisher :
Amsco School Publications
Published Date :
Jan 15, 2014
No of Pages :
764
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
History
other Related books
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Author :
Ian W. Toll
Publisher :
W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date :
Nov 14, 2011
No of Pages :
640
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command
Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command
Author :
Sean Naylor
Publisher :
St. Martin's Press
Published Date :
Sep 1, 2015
No of Pages :
560
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
The Bloody Third: Mayhem, murder and memories of Millville's Third Ward
The Bloody Third: Mayhem, murder and memories of Millville's Third Ward
Author :
Eileen Bennett, Nelson Trout
Publisher :
Fireside Publications
Published Date :
Dec 20, 2015
No of Pages :
178
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
History
other Related books
The Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War
The Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War
Author :
Jonathan Dimbleby
Publisher :
Oxford University Press
Published Date :
Mar 1, 2016
No of Pages :
560
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan
Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan
Author :
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
Publisher :
Henry Holt and Co.
Published Date :
Sep 13, 2016
No of Pages :
304
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
Author :
Peter Cozzens
Publisher :
Knopf
Published Date :
Oct 25, 2016
No of Pages :
576
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
Author :
Mary Beard
Publisher :
Liveright
Published Date :
Sep 6, 2016
No of Pages :
608
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
History
other Related books
Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack
Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack
Author :
Steve Twomey
Publisher :
Simon & Schuster
Published Date :
Nov 1, 2016
No of Pages :
384
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
other Related books
America: A Narrative History (Brief Tenth Edition) (Vol. 2)
America: A Narrative History (Brief Tenth Edition)  (Vol. 2)
Author :
David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall
Publisher :
W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date :
Jun 1, 2016
No of Pages :
896
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
History
other Related books
America: A Narrative History (Brief Tenth Edition) (Vol. 1)
America: A Narrative History (Brief Tenth Edition)  (Vol. 1)
Author :
David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall
Publisher :
W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date :
Jun 1, 2016
No of Pages :
832
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
History
other Related books
Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
Author :
Tom Clavin
Publisher :
St. Martin's Press
Published Date :
Feb 28, 2017
No of Pages :
400
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
History
+

Editorial Reviews

No Editorial Reviews Available

Community Reviews

No Community Reviews Available

Press Releases

No Press Release found

Testimonials

No Data available

Market Place

ddddddddddd