World War II in the Pacific
& Francis Publishing
Stanley Sandler, one of America's most respected and best-known military historians, has brought together over 300 entries by some 200 specialists in the field to create the first encyclopedia specifically devoted to the Pacific Theatre of World War II.
Extending far beyond battles and hardware, the coverage ranges from high policy-making, grand strategy, and the significant persons and battles of the conflict, to the organization of the Allied and Japanese divisions, aircraft, armor, artillery, psychological warfare, warships, and the home fronts, covering the interactions of each topic along the way.
This encyclopedia offers short pieces describing the military campaigns, diplomacy, politics, personalities, and social effects of the American-Japanese conflict in the Pacific from the 1930s through the end of WWII. Over 250 entries by 110 different authors cover specific topics such as Manchuria, Japanese small arms, war artists, the bombing of Port Darwin, amphibious operations, Yosuke Matsuoka, and aircraft carriers. Sandler is a command historian at the US Army's Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
New York : Garland Pub., 2001
xiii, 660 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map ; 29 cm