World War II
PacificBook - 2005
On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and catapulted the United States into World War II. It marked the beginning of a series of successful Japanese assaults on Allied forces. It wasnt until the Battles of Midway and Guadalcanal that the tide of the war was turned in the Allies favor. With crucial naval battles, the war swept across the entire Pacific. Millions of lives had been lost, and thousands, perhaps even millions more were in danger of being lost if U.S. forces invaded Japan. Instead, President Truman made the decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, effectively and tragically ending the war. This comprehensive account details these battles and more, leading to the end of one of the most devastating wars in history.