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The Resource The Fleet at Flood Tide

The Fleet at Flood Tide

Label
The Fleet at Flood Tide
Title
The Fleet at Flood Tide
Statement of responsibility
James D. Hornfischer
Title variation
America at total war in the Pacific, 1944-1945
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on new primary sources and personal accounts by Americans and Japanese alike, The Fleet at Flood Tide is a thrilling narrative of the climactic end stage of the Pacific War, focusing on the U.S. invasion of the Mariana Islands in June 1944 and the momentous events that it produced.With its thunderous assault into Japan's inner defensive perimeter, America crossed the threshold of total war. From the seaborne invasion of Saipan to the stunning aerial battles of the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot, from the largest banzai attack of the war to the first mass suicides of Japanese civilians to the strategic bombing effort that culminated at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Marianas became the fulcrum of the drive to compel Tokyo to surrender--with consequences that forever changed modern war.These unprecedented operations saw the first large-scale use of Navy underwater demolition teams; a revolution in the fleet's ability to sustain cross-hemispheric expeditionary warfare; the struggle of American troops facing not only a suicidal enemy garrison, but desperate Japanese civilians; and the rise of the U.S. Navy as the greatest of grand fleets. From the Marianas, B-29 Superfortresses would finally unleash nuclear fire on an enemy resolved to fight to the end.Hornfischer casts this clash of nations and cultures with cinematic scope and penetrating insight. Focusing closely on people who rose to challenging events, he shows us Raymond Spruance, the brilliant, coolly calculating commander of the Fifth Fleet; Kelly Turner, whose amphibious forces delivered Marine General "Howlin' Mad" Smith's troops to the beaches of Saipan and Tinian; Draper Kauffman, founder of the Navy unit that predated today's SEALs; Paul Tibbets, the creator of history's first atomic striking force, who flew the Enola Gay to Hiroshima; and Japanese warriors and civilians who saw the specter of defeat as the ultimate test of the spirit.From the seas of the Central Pacific to the shores of Japan itself, The Fleet at Flood Tide is a stirring and deeply humane account of World War II's world-changing finale
Summary
Presents an account of the monumental Pacific War campaign that brought the U.S. Navy to the apex of its power and established the foundation for the United States as the dominant global superpower
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10530274
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hornfischer, James D
Dewey number
940.545973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography
  • History
Target audience
adult
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America at total war in the Pacific, 1944-1945
Label
The Fleet at Flood Tide
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_328908
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780345548719
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Fleet at Flood Tide
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_328908
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780345548719
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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