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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 5/30/2011 3:49:40 AM   
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Hey, maybe you're the first customer. If you like it, feel free to post a review at Amazon. If you don't, well, we can let that be our little secret...!

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 5/30/2011 11:08:34 PM   
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Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War by Rene J. Francillon is a reference book that gives details on all the planes used during the war, Army and Navy, as well as the experiments, and some discussion of the manufacturers. This is a fairly old book, first published in 1970 with an expanded 1979 second edition: I have the 1994 reprint presumably (570 pages).

Is there a later book that tops this as a reference for Japanese aircraft?

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 5/30/2011 11:30:56 PM   
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Don't know if it has been mentioned yet but Alibris is an excellent source of used books. Some of the stuff we read is, shall we say, a little esoteric. Alibris has been a great help in finding affordable used versions or valuable first editions. Highly recommended:
http://www.alibris.com/

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 5/31/2011 8:56:02 AM   
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Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War by Rene J. Francillon is a reference book that gives details on all the planes used during the war, Army and Navy, as well as the experiments, and some discussion of the manufacturers. This is a fairly old book, first published in 1970 with an expanded 1979 second edition: I have the 1994 reprint presumably (570 pages).

Is there a later book that tops this as a reference for Japanese aircraft?


Best sources are the Japanese books. If you go to Amazon.jp and use the Google translator you might get there. Most titles also show up in English so you can search using an English title.

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 5/31/2011 8:57:03 AM   
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Don't know if it has been mentioned yet but Alibris is an excellent source of used books. Some of the stuff we read is, shall we say, a little esoteric. Alibris has been a great help in finding affordable used versions or valuable first editions. Highly recommended:
http://www.alibris.com/


and ABE Books at www.abebooks.com . I've used both in the past to hunt for out of print books.

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 5/31/2011 9:04:17 AM   
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I also wouldn't forget a few books on the origins of the conflict with Japan. Costello in "Pacific War" gives a good basic account. "To Have and Have Not" by Jonathan Marshall is available for free on the Internet from the University of California. "Bankrupting the Enemy" and "War Plan Orange" by Edward Miller are both good reads. And for the larger context, "A World at Arms" by Gerhard Weinberg is quite good too.

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 4:53:11 AM   
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Here are some of mine. I still have some others packed away in moving boxes, though...

I don't have quite the selection as TreeSpider or Don, but here are some of mine that have helped me along the way and have proved invaluable. I am a hardcover freak and also put a plastic wrap around my dust jackets that come with them, so if some of my pics have "flash glares" that is due to this.

Many of these have already been mentioned.

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 4:57:06 AM   
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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 4:59:33 AM   
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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 5:03:17 AM   
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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 5:04:18 AM   
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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 5:05:31 AM   
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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 5:06:48 AM   
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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 5:10:47 AM   
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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 5:13:03 AM   
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ooooops! Not book related!




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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 5:14:34 AM   
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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 5:50:05 AM   
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Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors (Battle of Samar)

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Neptune's fury (Guadalacanal Naval Campaign)

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 6:18:46 PM   
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Speaking of books, I have some news. My latest title, Thunder in Its Courses: Essays on the Battlecruiser, is now available in Kindle and Nook editions. Hard copies should be out there in a couple weeks. Here's the promotional blurb.

Few subjects in naval history have elicited as much romance and disdain as the battlecruiser. And few subjects have gone so grossly misunderstood.
Fundamental errors regarding the battlecruiser's origins and the technology of the times continue to distort hindsight, obscuring the historical context of these powerful, majestic ships. Thunder in Its Courses clears away the misconceptions, with essays establishing the basic facts of the capital-ship cruiser as well as thorny issues regarding individual designs.
Richard Worth writes for the Warship and Warship International journals. His book titles include In the Shadow of the Battleship, Raising the Red Banner (with Vladimir Yakubov), On Seas Contested (edited with Vincent P. O'Hara and W. David Dickson), and Fleets of World War II.

Go ye therefore and order multiple copies!



lol.....never let it be said that you have not mastered the art of social media usage. You and Ashton.

Sounds interesting. And in electronic format no less.

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 10:57:12 PM   
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Next step: mastering anti-social media. I think I'm there....
One good thing about Nimble is that they're set up in the UK as well.

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 11:34:25 PM   
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Tom, tell us about those German helmets on top of your shelf. They look cool!

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/1/2011 11:51:07 PM   
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Next step: mastering anti-social media. I think I'm there....
One good thing about Nimble is that they're set up in the UK as well.



Since losing my copy of Robert's "Battlecruisers" I have some additional interest in your latest work....that and it's kindle. Is your book largely a text based one or does it have a number of pics and scale drawings? Having had to lose the majority of an admittedly very bulky paper bound library, I have more interest in Electronic Readers than i did...esp for mostly text based works like "Kaigun" or "Battle of Britian". However i'm not sold on electronic when it comes to the big technical tomes like Campbells and Friedman and Lacroix because Kindle is somewhat modest in size.

What are your thoughts on Kindle regarding this as well as in relation to your latest book? (also..can one now highlight and notate electronic pages too?) I'm a big note writer on the pages.


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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/2/2011 1:42:40 AM   
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I'm really not into Kimble. I like seeing pictures and illustrations when reading about history. My history books are chock full of pictures.

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/2/2011 3:28:58 AM   
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Kindle has pictures, photo's and illustrations. Just like a regular book.

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/2/2011 3:52:51 AM   
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I'm waiting for some sort of open platform to come in and beat the pants of off Kindle and other proprietary systems. I mean, we do have pdf's now, don't we?
Thunder... is text-based, a set of essays on BC-related topics. There are only a few drawings and some photos.

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/2/2011 5:06:29 AM   
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Tom, tell us about those German helmets on top of your shelf. They look cool!


The German Army and Luftwaffe shells were found in the last two years in an previously undiscovered bunker in Norway. They were heavily dented and void of viable head liners and chin straps due to age and decomposition.

I hammered out the dents and replaced the liners and chinstraps with accurate replacement parts as well as repainting them.

The helmet with the camo cover is a repro helment size 66/68 painted and decaled with SS markings and also replaced with accurate liner and chinstrap.

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/2/2011 2:42:55 PM   
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Shattered Sword is an excellent book. A more novel type read is Winds of War and War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk. It weaves a story around the entire war but give a good focus on US Navy activities mostly in the Pacific. These books are what made m so interested in the Pacific theatre and led me to join the Navy when I graduated college.

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/2/2011 3:53:35 PM   
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Shattered Sword is an excellent book. A more novel type read is Winds of War and War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk. It weaves a story around the entire war but give a good focus on US Navy activities mostly in the Pacific. These books are what made m so interested in the Pacific theatre and led me to join the Navy when I graduated college.


All three of those are great books. My favorite book though by Wouk is "The Caine Mutiny".

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/2/2011 5:03:24 PM   
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Here are some of mine. I still have some others packed away in moving boxes, though...

I don't have quite the selection as TreeSpider or Don, but here are some of mine that have helped me along the way and have proved invaluable. I am a hardcover freak and also put a plastic wrap around my dust jackets that come with them, so if some of my pics have "flash glares" that is due to this.

Many of these have already been mentioned.

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/3/2011 4:34:09 AM   
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B! Love ya! Been dealing with too many life issues lately! Seems like forever since I've talked to you. Your new website is great (I just looked through it all before I posted). Hope to send you new stuff soon! So glad you did this!

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RE: Books about the War in the Pacific? - 6/3/2011 8:19:17 AM   
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I'm waiting for some sort of open platform to come in and beat the pants of off Kindle and other proprietary systems. I mean, we do have pdf's now, don't we?
Thunder... is text-based, a set of essays on BC-related topics. There are only a few drawings and some photos.



I'm hunting for one that can easily display PDFs and had a large amount of memory. For the moment it seems the Nook from Barnes and Noble is better than the Kindle.

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