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    • The Conquering Tide

    • War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944
    • By: Ian W. Toll
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 27 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 967
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 882
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883

    The devastation of Pearl Harbor and the American victory at Midway were prelude to a greater challenge: rolling back the vast Japanese Pacific empire island by island. This masterful history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War - the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944 - when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide", concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Researched and Perfectly Detailed History!

    • By Matthew on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Six Frigates

    • By: Ian W. Toll
    • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404

    Before the ink was dry on the U.S. Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military had become the most divisive issue facing the new government. Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship? Would a navy protect American commerce against the Mediterranean pirates, or drain the treasury and provoke hostilities with the great powers? The founders, particularly Jefferson, Madison, and Adams, debated these questions fiercely and switched sides more than once.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • BE ADVISED THIS BOOK IS ABRIDGED

    • By George Carpenter III on 09-11-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942

    • By: Ian W. Toll
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297

    On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers were sent into the abyss. Pacific Crucible tells the epic tale of these first searing months of the Pacific war, when the U.S. Navy shook off the worst defeat in American military history and seized the strategic initiative.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Astonishingly good.

    • By Mike From Mesa on 09-01-12

    Regular price: $34.94