ῲ Chapter War at the End of the World: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945 for early readers Ὼ ePUB Author James P Duffy ‚

ῲ Chapter War at the End of the World: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945 for early readers Ὼ ePUB Author James P Duffy ‚ ῲ Chapter War at the End of the World: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945 for early readers Ὼ ePUB Author James P Duffy ‚ A meaty, engrossing narrative history This will likely stand as the definitive account of the New Guinea campaign The Christian Science MonitorA vivid and well researched chronicle of a forgotten fight that was crucial to Allied victory War at the End of the World gives those who were part of this forgotten fight the recognition they deserve The Wall Street JournalThis essential book adds insight and detail to a pivotal piece of the overshadowed war in the Pacific Library JournalHistorians will both admire and envy James P Duffys War at the End of the World, for he has done what so few of us can do He has provided a dramatic and informative narrative history of an otherwise unknown but essential part of our history Duffys account of Douglas MacArthurs conquest of New Guinea restores to its proper place one of the greatest, and most brilliant, military campaigns in American history Beautifully written and carefully researched, Duffys narrative will now take its place as the standard history for a too long ignored campaign.Mark Perry, Author of The Most Dangerous Man in America The Making of Douglas MacArthurReaching deep into the jungles of New Guinea, James P Duffy resurrects the spirit of MacArthur, Yamamoto, and the men who fought with rifle and bayonet for the Pacific Wars pivotal island With swift pace and an unerring sense of drama, War at the End of the World brings to life the brutal campaign that transformed General MacArthur from American hero to Allied conqueror.Jonathan W Jordan, New York Times Bestselling Author of American Warlords and Brothers Rivals VictorsIn War at the End of the World, James P Duffy has restored to the nations memory a forgotten chapter of World War II, the four year struggle for the worlds largest island, New Guinea At stake was the future of Australia and the reputation of Americas best known general, Douglas MacArthur Dont miss this vivid, superbly narrated drama, which will leave you with a fresh reservoir of pride in our fightingand thinkingsoldiers.Thomas Fleming, Author of The Illusion of Victory America in World War IWith stylish narration, James P Duffy breathes new life into Douglas MacArthurs crucial but oft overlooked campaign in the Green Hell of New Guinea An excellent read.Bruce Gamble, Author of Invasion RabaulDuffy expertly unwinds the many disparate threads that make up wartime planning and communication, contrasting strategy with outcome and showing how the chain of command truly takes control in an otherwise chaotic situation An entertaining and well researched war history that will satisfy intrigued novices and devoted students alike Kirkus Duffy makes a strong case that MacArthurs generalship is a major reason for the campaigns success Publishers WeeklyDuffy tells the story of this pivotal part of the war in clear prose and in great detail The American SpectatorA harrowing account of an epic, yet nearly forgotten, battle of World War IIGeneral Douglas MacArthur s four year assault on the Pacific War s most hostile battleground the mountainous, jungle cloaked island of New Guinea.One American soldier called it a green hell on earth Monsoon soaked wilderness, debilitating heat, impassable mountains, torrential rivers, and disease infested swampsNew Guinea was a battleground far deadly than the most fanatical of enemy troops Japanese forces numbering some 600,000 men began landing in January 1942, determined to seize the island as a cornerstone of the Empires strategy to knock Australia out of the war Allied Commander in Chief General Douglas MacArthur committed 340,000 Americans, as well as tens of thousands of Australian, Dutch, and New Guinea troops, to retake New Guinea at all costs.What followed was a four year campaign that involved some of the most horrific warfare in history At first emboldened by easy victories throughout the Pacific, the Japanese soon encountered in New Guinea a roadblock akin to the Germans disastrous attempt to take Moscow, a catastrophic setback to their war machine For the Americans, victory in New Guinea was the first essential step in the long march towards the Japanese home islands and the ultimate destruction of Hirohitos empire Winning the war in New Guinea was of critical importance to MacArthur His avowed I shall return to the Philippines could only be accomplished after taking the island.In this gripping narrative, historian James P Duffy chronicles the most ruthless combat of the Pacific War, a fight complicated by rampant tropical disease, violent rainstorms, and unforgiving terrain that punished both Axis and Allied forces alike Drawing on primary sources, War at the End of the World fills in a crucial 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    • War at the End of the World: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945
    • 4.4
    • 634
    • Format Kindle
    • 0451418301
    • James P Duffy
    • Anglais
    • 01 September 2017

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