From: Atlanta, GA
Any thoughts on this book? Though it was only released last month, I am guessing somebody here has already read it. Thanks!
UPDATE: I read the Kindle sample at Amazon, which is pretty meaty. It includes the prologue (setting up the war) and part of the first chapter, mostly about Pearl Harbor. From this, the book is sort of hard to pin down. It is not quite a history, but mostly a retelling of eyewitness accounts with some analysis of what was happening.
For example, the prologue includes quite a bit on Mahan and Teddy Roosevelt, but ends in 1913 and the first chapter jumps abruptly to Pearl Harbor without any setup of the preceding years (e.g. the US trade embargo). What is there is very interesting stuff to be sure, like the vivid description of the carnage at Pearl Harbor. However, it is necessarily incomplete, unlike (for example) Eagle Against the Sun, which is relatively dry but more thorough.
Again, my thoughts are based on the sample alone, but this looks like an excellent read, provided you have already read a supporting history (even the Pacific war article on Wikipedia) to fill in the gaps. I hope that helps!
< Message edited by Sarconix -- 12/13/2011 2:52:10 AM >