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World War II-Pacific Theater

Adamson, Hans C., and George F. Kosco. Halsey's Typhoons, a Firsthand Account of How Two Typhoons, More Powerful Than the Japanese, Dealt Death and Destruction to Admiral Halsey's Third Fleet. New York: Crown, 1967. 206 pp.

Andrieu d'Albas, Emmanuel M. Death of a Navy: Japanese Naval Action in World War II. New York: Devin-Adair, 1957. 362 pp.

Barbey, Daniel E. MacArthur's Amphibious Navy: Seventh Amphibious Force Operations, 1943-1945. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1969. 375 pp.

Belote, James H., and William M. Belote. Titans of the Seas: The Development and Operations of Japanese and American Carrier Task Forces During World War II. New York: Harper & Row, 1975. 336 pp.

-----. Typhoon of Steel: The Battle of Okinawa. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. 368 pp.

Blair, Clay. Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1975. 1072 pp.

Brown, David. Carrier Operations in World War II. Rev. ed. London: Ian Allan, 1974. 2 vols.

Vol. 1, The Royal Navy; Vol. 2, The Pacific Navies, Dec. 1941-Feb. 1943.

Calhoun, C. Raymond. Typhoon, the Other Enemy: The Third Fleet and the Pacific Storm of December 1944. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1981. 247 pp.

Coffey, Thomas M. Imperial Tragedy: Japan in World War II, the First Days and the Last. New York: World Pub. Co., 1970. 531 pp.

Cook, Charles. The Battle of Cape Esperance: Strategic Encounter at Guadalcanal. New York: Crowell, 1968. 192 pp.

Costello, John. The Pacific War. New York: Rawson, Wade, 1981. 742 pp.

Craig, William. The Fall of Japan. New York: Dial Press, 1967. 368 pp.

Cressman, Robert. That Gallant Ship: USS Yorktown (CV-5). Missoula, Mont.: Pictorial Histories Pub. Co., 1985. 184 pp.

Cunningham, Winfield S. Wake Island Command. Boston: Little, Brown, 1961. 300 pp.

Dower, John W. War Without Mercy. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986. 398 pp.

Dull, Paul S. A Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1978. 402 pp.

Field, James A. The Japanese at Leyte Gulf: The Sho Operation. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1947. 161 pp.

Frank, Richard B. Guadalcanal. 1st ed. New York: Random House, 1990. 800 pp.

Fuchida, Mitsuo, and Masatake Okumiya. Midway, the Battle That Doomed Japan: The Japanese Navy's Story. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1955. 266 pp.

Gailey, Harry A. Howlin' Mad vs. the Army: Conflict in Command Saipan, 1944. Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1986. 278 pp.

-----. The Liberation of Guam, 21 July-10 August 1944. Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 1988. 231 pp.

-----. Peleliu, 1944. Annapolis: Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co., 1983. 212 pp.

Garfield, Brian W. The Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1969. 351 pp.

Gay, George H. Sole Survivor: The Battle of Midway and Its Effects on His Life. Naples, Fla.: Midway Pubs., 1980. 320 pp.

Glines, Carroll V. Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders. Princeton, N.J.: Van Nostrand, 1964. 447 pp.

Graybar, Lloyd J. "American Pacific Strategy After Pearl Harbor: The Relief of Wake Island." Prologue (Fall 1980): 134-150.

Grenfell, Russell. Main Fleet to Singapore. London: Faber & Faber, 1951. 238 pp.

Griffith, Samuel B. The Battle for Guadalcanal. New York: Lippincott, 1963. 282 pp.

Hashimoto, Mochitsura. Sunk: The Story of the Japanese Submarine Fleet, 1942-1945. Translated by E. H. M. Colegrave. London: Cassell, 1954. 218 pp.

Hayes, Grace P. The History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in World War II: The War Against Japan. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1982. 936 pp.

Herbig, Katherine L. "American Strategic Deception in the Pacific: 1942-1944." In Strategic and Operational Deception in the Second World War, edited by Michael I. Handel, 260-300. London: Cass, 1987.

Holmes, W. J. Double-Edged Secrets: U.S. Naval Intelligence Operations in the Pacific During World War II. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1979. 231 pp.

-----. Undersea Victory: The Influence of Submarine Operations on the War in the Pacific. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1966. 505 pp. (Reprinted 1979 by Kensington as Underseas Victory I: 1941-1943 and Underseas Victory II: 1943-1945).

Hough, Richard A. The Battle of Midway. New York: Macmillan, 1970. 90 pp.

Howarth, Stephen. The Fighting Ships of the Rising Sun: The Drama of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1895-1945. 1st American ed., New York: Atheneum, 1983. 398 pp.

Hoyt, Edwin P. How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and His Admirals. New York: Weybright and Talley, 1970. 554 pp.

Inoguchi, Rikihei, and Tadachi Nakajima with Roger Pineau. The Divine Wind: Japan's Kamikaze Force in World War II. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1958. 240 pp.

Ito, Masanori. The End of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Translated by Andrew Y. Kuroda and Roger Pineau. New York: Norton, 1962. 240 pp.

The Japanese Navy in World War II. With an introduction and commentary by Raymond G. O'Connor. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1969. 147 pp.

An anthology of articles by former officers of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Air Defense Force, originally published in the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings.

Johnson, Ellis A., and David A. Katcher. Mines Against Japan. Silver Spring, Md.: Naval Ordnance Laboratory, 1973. 313 pp.

A record of mine warfare activities in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Layton, Edwin T. "Early Carrier Raids During World War II." In Naval History: The Sixth Symposium of the U.S. Naval Academy, edited by Daniel M. Masterson, 263-266. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1987.

Layton, Edwin T., with Roger Pineau and John Costello. "And I Was There": Pearl Harbor and Midway- Breaking the Secrets. New York: William Morrow, 1985. 596 pp.

Leary, William M. We Shall Return!: MacArthur's Commanders and the Defeat of Japan, 1942-1945. Lexington: Univ. of Kentucky Press, 1988. 305 pp.

Lewin, Ronald. The American Magic: Codes, Ciphers, and the Defeat of Japan. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1982. 332 pp.

Lindemann, Klaus P. Hailstorm Over Truk Lagoon. Singapore: Distributed by Maruzen Asia Pte.; Hong Kong: Maruzen Investment, 1982. 370 pp.

Lindley, John M. Carrier Victory: The Air War in the Pacific. New York: Dutton, 1978. 184 pp.

Lockwood, Charles A. Sink 'em All: Submarine Warfare in the Pacific. New York: Dutton, 1951. 416 pp.

Lockwood, Charles A., and Hans C. Adamson. Battles of the Philippine Sea. New York: Crowell, 1967. 229 pp.

Lord, Walter. Day of Infamy. New York: Holt, 1957. 243 pp.

A description of the Pearl Harbor attack.

-----. Incredible Victory. New York: Harper & Row, 1967. 331 pp.

A description of the Battle of Midway.

-----. Lonely Vigil: Coastwatchers of the Solomons. New York: Viking Press, 1977. 322 pp.

Lorelli, John A. The Battle of the Komandorski Islands, March 1943. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. 212 pp.

Lott, Arnold S. Brave Ship, Brave Men. Indianapolis: Bobbs- Merrill, 1964. 272 pp.

An account of the battle between USS Aaron Ward and Japanese kamikaze planes off Okinawa.

Lundstrom, John B. The First South Pacific Campaign: Pacific Fleet Strategy, December 1941-June 1942. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1976. 240 pp.

-----. The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat From Pearl Harbor to Midway. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. 547 pp.

Marder, Arthur J. Old Friends, New Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1936- 1945. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1981-1990. 2 vols.

Vol. 1, Strategic Illusions, 1936-1941; Vol. 2, The Pacific War, 1942-1945, by Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen, and John Horsfield.

Mason, Theodore C. "We will stand by you": Serving in the Pawnee, 1942-1945. Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1990. 269 pp.

Merrill, James M. Target Tokyo, the Halsey-Doolittle Raid. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1964. 208 pp.

Messimer, Dwight R. Pawns of War: The Loss of the USS Langley and the USS Pecos. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1983. 228 pp.

Miles, Milton E. A Different Kind of War: The Little-Known Story of the Combined Guerrilla Forces Created in China by the U.S. Navy and the Chinese During World War II. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1967. 629 pp.

Miller, John G. The Battle to Save the Houston, October 1944 to March 1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1985. 226 pp.

Miller, Thomas G. The Cactus Air Force. New York: Harper & Row, 1969. 242 pp.

"Cactus" was the code word for Guadalcanal Island.

Millot, Bernard A. The Battle of the Coral Sea. Translated by S.V. Whitley. Sea Battles in Close Up, No. 12. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1974. 166 pp.

Newcomb, Richard F. Abandon Ship! Death of the USS Indianapolis. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1976. 305 pp.

Originally published in 1958 by Henry Holt & Co.

-----. Iwo Jima. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1965. 338 pp.

Prange, Gordon W., with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon. At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981. 873 pp.

Prange, Gordon W., Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon. Miracle at Midway. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982. 469 pp.

Reynolds, Clark G. The Fast Carriers: The Forging of an Air Navy. Huntington, N.Y.: Robert E. Krieger, 1978. 502 pp.

A reprint with corrections and a new preface of the original edition published in 1968 by McGraw- Hill.

-----. The Fighting Lady: The New Yorktown in the Pacific War. Missoula, Mont.: Pictorial Histories Pub. Co., 1986. 355 pp.

Sherman, Frederick C. Combat Command: The American Aircraft Carriers in the Pacific War. New York: Dutton, 1950. 427 pp.

Sigal, Leon V. Fighting to a Finish: The Politics of War Termination in the United States and Japan, 1945. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 1988. 335 pp.

Smith, William W. Midway: Turning Point of the Pacific. New York: Crowell, 1966. 174 pp.

Sowinski, Larry. Action in the Pacific as Seen by US Navy Photographers During World War II. London: Conway Maritime Press; Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1981. 208 pp.

Spector, Ronald H. Eagle Against the Sun: The American War With Japan. New York: Free Press, 1984. 589 pp.

Strategic Military Deception. Edited by Donald C. Daniel and Katherine L. Herbig. New York: Pergamon Press, 1982. 378 pp.

Thomas, David A. Battle of the Java Sea. London: Deutsch, 1968. 260 pp.

Toland, John. But Not in Shame: The Six Months After Pearl Harbor. New York: Random House, 1961. 427 pp.

-----. The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945. New York: Random House, 1970. 954 pp.

Tuleja, Thaddeus V. Climax at Midway. New York: Norton, 1960. 248 pp.

Underbrink, Robert L. Destination Corregidor. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1971. 240 pp.

U.S. Army. Far East Command. The Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II: A Graphic Presentation of the Japanese Naval Organization and List of Combatant and Non-Combatant Vessels Lost or Damaged in the War. Japanese Operational Monograph Series, No. 116. Tokyo: Military History Section, Special Staff, General Headquarters, Far East Command, 1952. 279 pp.

U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence. The Japanese Story of the Battle of Midway. Washington: GPO, 1947. 68 pp.

U.S. Office of Naval Operations. U.S. Naval Aviation in the Pacific. Washington: GPO, 1947. 56 pp.

U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey. Campaigns of the Pacific War. Washington: GPO, 1946. 395 pp. (Reprinted 1969 by Greenwood).

Information obtained from Japanese sources after World War II.

-----. Interrogations of Japanese Officials. Washington: GPO, 1947. 2 vols.

-----. Summary Report (Pacific War). Washington: GPO, 1946. 32 pp.

Van Der Rhoer, Edward. Deadly Magic: A Personal Account of Communication Intelligence in World War in the Pacific. New York: Scribner, 1978. 225 pp.

Van der Vat, Dan. The Pacific Campaign: World War II, the U.S.-Japanese Naval War, 1941-1945. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. 430 pp.

Wallin, Homer N. Pearl Harbor: Why, How, Fleet Salvage and Final Appraisal. Washington: Naval History Division, 1968. 377 pp.

Willmott, H. P. The Barrier and the Javelin: Japanese and Allied Pacific Strategies, February to June 1942. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1983. 596 pp.

-----. Empires in the Balance: Japanese and Allied Pacific Strategies to April 1942. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1982. 487 pp.

Winslow, Walter G. The Fleet the Gods Forgot: The U.S. Asiatic Fleet in World War II. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1982. 327 pp.

-----. The Ghost That Died at Sunda Strait. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. 244 pp.

The exploits of USS Houston, flagship of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet, earned her the reputation of "Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast."

Winton, John [pseud.] The Forgotten Fleet: The British Navy in the Pacific, 1944-45. New York: Crown, 1969. 433 pp.

Wohlstetter, Roberta. Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 1962. 426 pp.

Woodward, Comer V. The Battle for Leyte Gulf. New York: Macmillan, 1947. 244 pp.

Y'Blood, William T. The Little Giants: U.S. Escort Carriers Against Japan. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1987. 468 pp.

-----. Red Sun Setting: The Battle of the Philippine Sea. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1981. 257 pp. 

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