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    PDF DOWNLOAD Islands of Destiny ã John Prados This is a detailed accounting of the war in the Solomons and to a lesser extent New Guinea If you are familiar with the fight for Guadalcanal then most of the material will not be new but there is emphasis on the Japanese efforts than in some books It's an interesting book with sidelights on the bringing down of Yamamoto in 1943 as well as the adventures of PT 109 but it tends to move slowly at times Perhaps t

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    Read Islands of Destiny characters Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John Prados John Prados ↠ 9 Read I will start by saying that though I heartily agree with Prados' thesis that the Pacific War turning point was in the Solom

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    Read Islands of Destiny PDF DOWNLOAD Islands of Destiny ã John Prados John Prados ↠ 9 Read For those unfamiliar with the Solomon's Campaign this book usefully juxtaposes the major events of the campaign with an emphasis on sea and air activities with intelligence work which the author has written about extensively His thesis that the Solomons was the decisive campaign of the war vice the Battle of Midway has been stated better elsewhere He does go to great pains to point out several times during the campaign where the

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Islands of Destiny ã John Prados DNF at page 138John Prados contends that the battle of Midway was NOT the turning point of the Pacific War He points out that the military balance still favored the Japanese and during the campaign in the Solomons they remained capable of giving as good as they got In the Solomons the Imperial Navy inflicted eleven major warship cruiser and above losses and endured the sinking of nine of its own big ships Bu

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Islands of Destiny ã John Prados John Prados ↠ 9 Read Read Islands of Destiny Okay but rather pedestrian history of the Solomons campaign It starts off rather disappointingly with the childish issue o

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Islands of Destiny ã John Prados After the better part of a month trying to get through this book I finally had to throw in the towel I think this was written for serious students of naval tactics because it is very very detailed in every movement of every ship that fought in it seemed the entire Pacific theater not just one regionThe map symbol keys were the same for US and Japanese ships which pretty much rendered the maps useless as far as gleaning any information fro

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    characters Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John Prados PDF DOWNLOAD Islands of Destiny ã John Prados John Prados ↠ 9 Read This a poorly written book The author fails to maintain a coherent chronology and style is choppy and confusing He continually jumps back and forth in his time line Prados throws some interesting details provided by Japanese sources and I agree that with his proposition concerning the impact of the campaign but this doesn't redeem his work

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Islands of Destiny ã John Prados John Prados ↠ 9 Read Read Islands of Destiny The basic premise of this book is flawed It makes much of the idea that the turning point of World War II in the Pacific was not the Battle of Midway but rather the Solomons Campaign that followed; the invasion of Guadalcanal and the battles a

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Islands of Destiny ã John Prados An excellent work An extremely well written history of the Solomon Island campaigns Loaded with facts from both combatants humorous anecdotes and human interest stories A must read if you like WWII histories

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Islands of Destiny Free download  E-book, or Kindle E-pub characters Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John Prados Read Islands of Destiny Ising fact as the start of his inuiry he began to investigate how and when the Pacific tide turned in the Allies’ favor His search led him to the decisive battles and strategic maneuvers in the fight for the Solomon IslandsBeginning with the invasion of Guadalcanal in August 1942 the Solomons became a hotly contested battleground for over a year culminating in the isolation of Rabaul by the Allies As military forces fought over the strategically important islands a secret war of intelligence was also being waged For a total p. Okay but rather pedestrian history of the Solomons campaign It starts off rather disappointingly with the childish issue of whether Midway or the Solomons was the turning point of the war as if such an amorphous concept has any analytical substance Not surprisingly the author plumps for the latter As it turns out this issue has little to do with the bulk of the book which is a not particularly distinguished narrative of the campaignWhile the narrative does give some attention to US planning it mainly focuses on the Japanese The problem with this is that the author has no knowledge of Japanese and is reduced to gaining access to Japanese thought through such dubious routes as the thoroughly implausible post war memoir of Tameichi Hara Japanese Destroyer Captain Hara has the astonishing skill of recalling conversations during the war in which he routinely upbraids his superiors for making stupid decisions Hara always knowing the exact outcome that would eventually transpire must be nice to be so prescient Not surprisingly given that the author has written a number of books on intelligence including one about the US use of code breaking against the Japanese Combined Fleet Decoded there s a fair amount of discussion of the influence of intelligence on the course of events At times the emphasis on this seemed excessive considering the short shrift given to other topicsApart from the content the book is written in a breezy collouial fashion that would be suitable for the sports pages The author routinely uses expressions like confab and duke it out I found this style contrived and annoyingI didn t learn much I didn t already know from this book and I didn t find the path along stuff I already know to be particularly enjoyable

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Islands of Destiny Free download  E-book, or Kindle E-pub characters Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John Prados Read Islands of Destiny Icture of the conflict Prados integrates blow by blow action on the ground with the code breaking aerial reconnaissance secret spy posts and submarine scouting that were vital to the Allied effortThe Solomons arena saw some of the most intense combat of WWII from major naval actions including a key confrontation between battleships to air battles that took place almost daily With expert knowledge and crystal clear prose John Prados illustrates why these events were not only thrilling but pivotal in the Allies’ path to victory. The basic premise of this book is flawed It makes much of the idea that the turning point of World War II in the Pacific was not the Battle of Midway but rather the Solomons Campaign that followed the invasion of Guadalcanal and the battles afterIn fact the distinction is artificial If you ve read any history of Japan in World War II and before you know that the Japanese Government of those years was about the worst that History has ever known Not in the sense of mistreating their own people or of atrocities although they did their share of those too but in the sense of pure unadulterated dysfunction A nation that was ruled not by one military hierarchy but by two the Army and the Navy and where failure to cooperate went so far as to plot to have high officers in the other service assassinated has got to be a level of incompetence unparalleled in recent centuries They were bound to go flailing around attacking everyone in sight until they had accumulated enough enemies to destroy them no matter what They were doomed before they even startedHowever that aside the book is a great one While there are plenty of stories of the Battle of Guadalcanal I never before encountered one which gave the wider command background the Japanese side of the story and the story of the rest of the Solomons campaign This book does all of thoseIt also taught me a few details that surprised me since I thought I knew all about these campaigns For example have you ever heard of the aircraft carrier USS Robin Short for USS Robin Hood Neither had I

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Islands of Destiny Free download  E-book, or Kindle E-pub characters Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John Prados Read Islands of Destiny Acclaimed WWII historian and military intelligence expert John Prados offers a provocative reassessment of the Allies’ battle for the Solomon Islands a turbulent dramatic campaign that he argues was the true turning point of the Pacific conflict Historians traditionally refer to the Battle of Midway as the point when Allied forces gained the advantage over the Japanese In Islands of Destiny Prados points out that the Japanese forces uickly regained strength after Midway and continued their assault undaunted Taking this surpr. For those unfamiliar with the Solomon s Campaign this book usefully juxtaposes the major events of the campaign with an emphasis on sea and air activities with intelligence work which the author has written about extensively His thesis that the Solomons was the decisive campaign of the war vice the Battle of Midway has been stated better elsewhere He does go to great pains to point out several times during the campaign where the Japanese gained the upper hand but fails to accurately put this in the context of increasing overall Allied supremacy Wilmott s argument against the decisiveness of any single battle in the Pacific Campaign that Midway only accelerated not caused the Japanese demise is argued better But the author offers considerable insight into the context of the significant Allied intelligence effort including code breaking radio interception Coast watching photo analysis and reconnaissance with respect to Allied decision making He additionally spends considerable effort on Japanese Commanders and cites numerous Japanese sources Errors weaken the work as does generally poor diction He repeatedly misidentifies J Lawton Collins one of the key US Army Division Commanders of the period as the Commanding General of the Americal Division when he gained considerable fame as CG of the 25th Tropic Lightning Division thus Lightning Joe Collins of ETO fame In short if you have read Richard Frank s Guadalcanal or Wilmott s account of the campaign I would only recommend reading this if you are interested in the intelligence aspects of the campaign in particular

  • Hardcover
  • 388
  • Islands of Destiny
  • John Prados
  • English
  • 05 January 2019
  • 9780451238047