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Pacific Fury

Pacific Fury

Author: PETER THOMPSON
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2008. First edition, first printing. A near fine copy only marked by a crossed out gift inscription to the front free endpaper. The d/w is also near fine with only light edge bumping.

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Pearl Harbour. Kokoda. The fall of Singapore. Curtin's fight with Churchill. The bombing of Darwin. The Battle of Midway. POWs. Kamikaze. Hiroshima. These words alone are enough to convey the terror, courage and drama of the Pacific War, when the balance of power stood on a knife-edge and when the future of Australia herself was on the brink - threatened by Japanese aggression on one hand and British apathy on the other. Until now the history of the Pacific War has largely been written from the American perspective. Now, for the first time, Peter Thompson places Australian voices and action at the heart of a struggle that took an unimaginable number of lives and only ended with the unleashing of the most powerful weapon the world had ever seen. Drawing on original research and written with all the pace and verve you would expect of a master storyteller, Thompson brings both the people and the battles to life in a sensational history not to be bettered for a generation.
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General Fields

  • : 9781741667080
  • : William Heinemann Australia
  • : William Heinemann Australia
  • : June 2008
  • : 5 Centimeters X 15.4 Centimeters X 23.9 Centimeters
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrations, maps
  • : 940.5426
  • : Hardback
  • : PETER THOMPSON