Exploring The Pacific

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Air War Pacific Chronology: America’s Air War …

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Hero of the Pacific by James Brady

Hero of the Pacific: The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone by James Brady
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Overview: Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone was a Marine legend who received the Medal of Honor for holding off 3,000 Japanese on Guadalcanal and the Navy Cross posthumously for his bravery on Iwo Jima. This is the story of how a young man from Raritan, New Jersey, became one of America’s biggest World War II heroes.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Pacific War Stories by Rex Alan Smith, Gerald A. Meehl

Pacific War Stories: In the Words of Those Who Survived by Rex Alan Smith, Gerald A. Meehl
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Overview: The most extensive collection published to date of first-person oral histories on so many diverse aspects of the war in the Pacific-told in gripping, eyewitness accounts by more than seventy veterans from all branches of service.

In this new book by the authors of Pacific Legacy: Image and Memory of World War II in the Pacific, the history of the War in the Pacific comes vividly to life in the words of those who witnessed it first hand. The editors create for the reader, as the veterans themselves recall it, what that war was like-how it looked, felt, smelled, and sounded. The stories collected here are a unique portrayal of the mundane, exotic, boring, terrifying, life-altering events that made up their wartime experiences in World War II in the Pacific, a war fought on countless far-flung islands over an area that constitutes about one-third of the globe. What the veterans saw and lived through has stayed with them their entire lives, and much of it comes to the surface again through their vivid memories.

The narratives, grouped into fifteen thematic, chronologically arranged chapters, are stirring, first-hand accounts, from front-line combat at the epicenter of violence and death to restless, weary boredom on rear area islands thousands of miles from the fighting. While their experiences differed, all were changed by what happened to them in the Pacific. These are not the stories of sweeping strategies or bold moves by generals and admirals. Instead, we hear from men and women on the lower rungs, including ordinary seamen on vessels that encountered Japanese warships and planes and sometimes came out second best, rank-and-file Marines who were in amtracs churning toward bullet-swept tropical beaches and saw their buddies killed beside them, and astounded eyewitnesses to the war’s sudden start on December 7, 1941. This is an important book for military buffs as well as for the survivors of World War II and their families.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Discovery & Exploration of the Pacific Islands by Max Quanchi

Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands by Max Quanchi, John Robson (Historical Dictionaries of Discovery and Exploration Book 2)
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Overview: The South Seas, as this region used to be called, conjured up images of adventure, belles and savages, romance and fabulous fortunes, but the long voyages of discovery and exploration of the vast Pacific Ocean were really an exercise in amazing logistics,navigation, hard grit, shipwreck and pure luck. The motivations were scientific and geographic, but at the same time nationalistic and materialistic. A series on global exploration and discovery would not be complete without this book by Quanchi and Robson. It is ambitious and informative and includes the familiar names of Laperouse, Bougainville, Cook and Dampier, as well as the intriguing stories of the Bounty Mutiny, scurvy, and the mysterious Northwest Passage, Terra Australis Ignotia and Davis Land. There are entries on first contacts, ships, navigational instruments, mapping, and botany.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Pacific Crossing Guide 3rd edition: RCC Pilotage Foundation


The Pacific Crossing Guide 3rd edition: RCC Pilotage Foundation
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Reef Fish Identification: Tropical Pacific by Paul Humann et al

Reef Fish Identification: Tropical Pacific by Paul Humann, Ned DeLoach, Roger Steene, Gerald Allen
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Overview: The book features more than 200 additional species, hundreds of improved photos, scientific name changes and range extensions. The popular field guide contains the most current and comprehensive information available for divers, naturalists and aquarists chronicling marine fishes ranging from Thailand to Tahiti. The new edition includes 2,000 species with 2,500 photographs of fishes in their natural habitat. The user-friendly guide groups species in 20 color-coded identification groups based on similar physical or behavioral characteristics. Multiple photographs for many species show variations in color and markings, life cycle phases and gender. Accompanying species accounts include common and scientific names, family, size, visual descriptions, geographical ranges and distinctive characteristics, making the visual identification of a particular species easier than ever before.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Reef Fish Identification: Tropical Pacific by Paul Humann et al

Reef Fish Identification: Tropical Pacific by Paul Humann, Ned DeLoach, Roger Steene, Gerald Allen
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Overview: The book features more than 200 additional species, hundreds of improved photos, scientific name changes and range extensions. The popular field guide contains the most current and comprehensive information available for divers, naturalists and aquarists chronicling marine fishes ranging from Thailand to Tahiti. The new edition includes 2,000 species with 2,500 photographs of fishes in their natural habitat. The user-friendly guide groups species in 20 color-coded identification groups based on similar physical or behavioral characteristics. Multiple photographs for many species show variations in color and markings, life cycle phases and gender. Accompanying species accounts include common and scientific names, family, size, visual descriptions, geographical ranges and distinctive characteristics, making the visual identification of a particular species easier than ever before.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Mothers’ Darlings of the South Pacific by Judith A. Bennett +

Mothers’ Darlings of the South Pacific: The Children of Indigenous Women and U.S. Servicemen, World War II by Judith A. Bennett, Angela Wanhalla
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Overview: Over the course of World War II, two million American military personnel occupied bases throughout the South Pacific, leaving behind a human legacy of at least 4,000 children born to indigenous mothers. Based on interviews conducted with many of these American-indigenous children and several of the surviving mothers, Mothers’ Darlings of the South Pacific explores the intimate relationships that existed between untold numbers of U.S. servicemen and indigenous women during the war and considers the fate of their mixed-race children.
These relationships developed in the major U.S. bases of the South Pacific Command, from Bora Bora in the east across to Solomon Islands inthe west, and from the Gilbert Islands in the north to New Zealand, in the southernmost region of the Pacific.
The American military command carefully managed interpersonal encounters between the sexes, applying race-based U.S. immigration law on Pacific peoples to prevent marriage "across the color line." For indigenous women and their American servicemen sweethearts, legal marriage was impossible; giving rise to a generation of fatherless children, most of whom grew up wanting to know more about their American lineage. Mothers’ Darlings of the South Pacific traces these children’s stories of loss, emotion, longing, and identity-and of lives lived in the shadow of global war. Each chapter discusses the context of the particular island societies and shows how this often determined the ways intimate relationships developed and were accommodated during the war years and beyond.
Oral histories reveal what the records of colonial governments and the military have largely ignored, providing a perspective on the effects of the U.S. occupation that until now has been disregarded by Pacific war historians. The richness of this book will appeal to those interested the Pacific, World War II, as well as intimacy, family, race relations, colonialism, identity, and the legal structures of U.S. immigration.
Genre: Non-Fiction – History

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Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition – May 2019

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition – May 2019
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Overview: Business Traveller is the leading magazine for the corporate traveller. We aim to save you money and make your travelling life easier. Each edition has the latest news from airlines, airports, hotels and car hire companies, reviews of the latest gadgets, technology and accessories and destinations pieces.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Oil And Urbanization On The Pacific Coast …

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Midnight within the Pacific by means of Joseph Wheelan

Midnight within the Pacific: Guadalcanal–The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War by means of Joseph Wheelan
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Overview: A sweeping narrative history–the first in over twenty years–of America’s first main offensive of World War II, the brutal, no-quarter-given marketing campaign to take Japanese-occupied Guadalcanal

From early August till mid-November of 1942, US Marines, sailors, and pilots struggled for dominance towards an implacable enemy: Japanese infantrymen, inculcated with the bushido custom of dying prior to dishonor, avatars of bayonet combat–close-up, private, and grotesque. The glittering prize used to be Henderson Airfield. Japanese planners knew that in the event that they neutralized the airfield, the fight used to be received. So did the Marines who stubbornly defended it.

The consequence of the lengthy slugfest remained unsure below the drive of repeated Japanese air, land, and sea operations. And losses have been heavy. At sea, in a half-dozen fiery combats, the United States Navy fought the Imperial Japanese Navy to a draw, however at a price of greater than 4,500 sailors. More American sailors died in those battles off Guadalcanal than in all earlier US wars, and each and every facet misplaced 24 warships. On land, greater than 1,500 infantrymen and Marines died, and the air conflict claimed greater than 500 US planes. Japan’s losses at the island have been similarly devastating–starving Japanese infantrymen referred to as it "the island of dying."

But when the attritional battle ended, American Marines, sailors, and airmen had halted the Japanese juggernaut that for 5 years had whirled via Asia and the Pacific. Guadalcanal used to be America’s first main flooring victory towards Japan and, most significantly, the Pacific War’s turning level.

Published at the 75th anniversary of the fight and using vibrant accounts written by means of the warring parties at Guadalcanal, in conjunction with Marine Corps and Army archives and oral histories, Midnight within the Pacific is each a sweeping narrative and a compelling drama of person Marines, infantrymen, and sailors stuck within the crosshairs of historical past.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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