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Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean - Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators and Fading Empires
Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators and Fading

Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean

One of Library Journal’s 10 Best Books of 2015Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature.As the Mediterranean shaped the classical world, and the Atlantic connected Europe to the New World, the Pacific Ocean defines our tomorrow. With China on the rise, so, too, are the American cities of the West coast, including Seattle, San Francisco, and the long cluster of towns down the Silicon Valley.Today, the Pacific is ascendant. Its geological history has long transformed us—tremendous earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis—but its human history, from a Western perspective, is quite young, beginning with Magellan’s sixteenth-century circumnavigation. It is a natural wonder whose most fascinating history is currently being made.In telling the story of the Pacific, Simon Winchester takes us from the Bering Strait to Cape Horn, the Yangtze River to the Panama Canal, and to the many small islands and archipelagos that lie in between. He observes the fall of a dictator in Manila, visits aboriginals in northern Queensland, and is jailed in Tierra del Fuego, the lan...

  • Brand: Harper Perennial
  • ASIN: 0062315420
Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean - Island Victory: The Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (World War II)
Island Victory: The Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (World War

Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean

An on-the-spot history of a fight in the Pacific during World War II, Island Victory was the first battle history written by then–Lieutenant Colonel S. L. A. Marshall, a veteran of World War I who would serve in Korea and Vietnam and become a brigadier general in the process. After the Seventh Infantry Division drove across Kwajalein Atoll in the first days of February 1944, successfully wresting control of the strategic southern tip from the Japanese, Marshall was charged with producing an accurate and comprehensive account of the fight. His solution: bring the front-line soldiers together at once and interview them as a group, tapping the collective memory of a platoon fresh from battle. In this book, readers get a rare, firsthand sense of all the emotions that soldiers in combat experience. Numerous maps and photographs help us visualize precisely what took place. A compelling work of military history, and the first book of its kind, Island Victory is itself an important chapter in the history of how military exploits are described and recorded.

  • ASIN: 0803282729
Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean - 438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at

Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean

Declared “the best survival book in a decade” by Outside Magazine, 438 Days is the true story of the man who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean.On November 17, 2012, two men left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port. Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles. A “gripping saga,” (Daily Mail), 438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his li...

  • Brand: Atria Books
  • ASIN: 1501116304
Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean - Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities: Structure in the Early History of the Sandwich Islands Kingdom (Asao Special Publications ; No. 1)
Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities: Structure in the Early History of the Sandwich Islands Kingdom (Asao Special Publications ; No.

Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean

Hawaiian culture as it met foreign traders and settlers is the context for Sahlins's structuralist methodology of historical interpretation

  • ASIN: 0472027212
Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean - The Marshall Islands 1944: Operation Flintlock, the capture of Kwajalein and Eniwetok (Campaign)
The Marshall Islands 1944: Operation Flintlock, the capture of Kwajalein and Eniwetok

Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean

Following the capture of Tarawa in November 1943 during World War II (1939-1945), American eyes turned to the Marshall Islands. These were the next vital stepping-stone across the Pacific towards Japan, and would bring the islands of Guam and Saipan within the reach of US forces. In their first amphibious attack, the new 4th Marine Division landed on Roi and Namur islands on 1 February 1944, while US 7th Division landed on Kwajalein. At the time this was the longest shore-to-shore amphibious assault in history. The lessons of the bloody fighting on Tarawa had been well learned and the successful attack on the Marshalls set the pattern for future amphibious operations in the Pacific War.

  • ASIN: 1841768510
Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean - Early Raids in the Pacific Ocean February 1 to March 10, 1942
Early Raids in the Pacific Ocean February 1 to March 10,

Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean

This is a Combat Narrative....it includes a Forward by Admiral King and conclusions by Admiral Nimitz. It starts with the The Raid on the Marshall and Gilbert Islands and continues. Reader please understand that the included maps and charts may appear blurry and hard to read as they are over 70 years old.

  • ASIN: 1481855409
Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean - 438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at

Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean

“The best survival book in a decade” (Outside magazine), 438 Days is the true story of the fisherman who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean.On November 17, 2012, a pair of fishermen left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port. Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles. 438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is an unforgettabl...

  • Brand: Atria Books
  • ASIN: 1501116290
Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean - Pacific Payback: The Carrier Aviators Who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway
Pacific Payback: The Carrier Aviators Who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battle of

Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean

Sunday, December 7, 1941, dawned clear and bright over the Pacific....But for the Dauntless dive-bomber crews of the USS Enterprise returning to their home base on Oahu, it was a morning from hell. Flying directly into the Japanese ambush at Pearl Harbor, they lost a third of their squadron and witnessed the heart of America’s Navy broken and smoldering on the oil-slicked waters below.The next six months, from Pearl Harbor to the Battle of Midway—a dark time during which the Japanese scored victory after victory—this small band of aviators saw almost constant deployment, intense carrier combat, and fearsome casualties. Many were killed by enemy Zero fighters, antiaircraft fire, or deadly crash landings in the Pacific, while others were captured and spent years in POW camps. Yet the Enterprise’s Dauntless crews would be the first to strike an offensive blow against Japanese installations in the Marshall Islands, would be the first to sink a Japanese warship, and would shepherd the Doolittle Raiders’ bombing of Tokyo.Not until Midway, though, would Dauntless crews get the chance to settle the score. In June 1942, Japan mobilized the best of its Navy to draw out the smaller American carrier fleet for a final showdown designed to destroy the U.S. Navy once and for all. What...

  • ASIN: 0451465520
Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean - Ocean Pathways
Ocean Pathways

Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean

Ocean Pathways is an historical and informative book based on the personal experience of Maryknoll Sisters who lived in the Marshall Islands with the Marshallese from the mid-1900s through 2010. The material shared in this book includes history of the Marshall Islands, the culture, the people, the environs and its effect on the life style, and the local government. It also speaks to the influence of the United Nations in developing these islands, and the role of the United States.

  • ASIN: 1461035104

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