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Racing the Sunrise - 10/28/2011 9:34:39 PM   
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Over in the Perfect War Thread I had Racing the Sunrise recommended. Got it a few days ago and it is a pretty interesting read about the rush to build-up American Pacific forces in 1941. Anyone else read it? Seems pretty fair to me so far.

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RE: Racing the Sunrise - 10/28/2011 9:41:54 PM   
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I thought it was a good book that looked at topics that aren't really covered in other books...  of course I am a little bit biased as the person that recommended it in the first place. 

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RE: Racing the Sunrise - 10/28/2011 9:54:08 PM   
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Fascinating material on the decisions made, personalities involved, and process taken. I'm only about 80 pages in but it is pretty promising...


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RE: Racing the Sunrise - 10/28/2011 10:25:36 PM   
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Author? Full title? ISBN??? I would like to see it.... any formal reviews???? Hal

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RE: Racing the Sunrise - 10/28/2011 10:39:18 PM   
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Here is the link at Amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/Racing-Sunrise-Reinforcement-Americas-1941-1942/dp/1591149568/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319837834&sr=8-1

There are reviews there.

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RE: Racing the Sunrise - 10/29/2011 3:33:49 AM   
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For the pre-war stuff you'd also like "Bankrupting the Enemy" by the same author of "War Plan Orange" (Edward Miller).

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RE: Racing the Sunrise - 10/29/2011 3:19:28 PM   
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I am finding it fascinating the methodicalness in which the army and navy made its choices for the units sent to the Philippines. My thoughts had been that it was a rushed operation and fairly slip-shod. This is not at all the case. Finding out the old Dugout Doug REFUSED an additional American Infantry Division was a shock. Pretty cool stuff.

Pascal: Will take a look at that book as well.


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RE: Racing the Sunrise - 10/29/2011 4:59:02 PM   
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These sound like something right up my alley, thanks for the heads up guys.

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RE: Racing the Sunrise - 10/31/2011 1:58:32 AM   
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I read this book several months ago and highly recommend it. The book covers pre-war US plans and deployments and movements of units and equipment.
It moves forward in the early pacific reinforcement convoys and ends with a look at the world wide shipping challenges of early-mid 1942.


Note my late father-in law,  Pfc Henry Garcia Pfc (at that time) was one of the members of the 2nd Battalion 222nd Field Artillery aboard convoy 2003. This convoy was turned back to San Fransisco on December 7th, 1941. Until I read this book I always believed it was on of those stories..... Even now I wonder if he really did see MacArthur on the streets of Sydney?


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RE: Racing the Sunrise - 11/2/2011 5:04:55 PM   
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Am now 2/3 of the way through this book and I must say for any serious Modder this book MUST be bought. The details of what units, equipment, and planes were shipped out and to where (as well as WHY) is highly detailed and quite informative. This is leading me to revise some of the work just done in Perfect War as well as a serious look at RA Changes...

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RE: Racing the Sunrise - 11/2/2011 5:44:17 PM   
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I am also a fan of this book.

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