The Color of War (Library Edition): How One Battle Broke Japan and Another Changed America

Author:   James Campbell ,  Stephen Hoye
Publisher:   Tantor Media, Inc
Edition:   Library ed
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9781452637372


Publication Date:   15 May 2012
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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The Color of War (Library Edition): How One Battle Broke Japan and Another Changed America


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In the pantheon of great World War II conflicts, the battle for Saipan is often forgotten. Yet historian Donald Miller calls it as important to victory over Japan as the Normandy invasion was to victory over Germany. For the Americans, defeating the Japanese came at a high price. In the words of a Time magazine correspondent, Saipan was war at its grimmest. On the night of July 17, 1944, as Admirals Ernest King and Chester Nimitz were celebrating the battle's end, the Port Chicago Naval Ammunition Depot, just thirty-five miles northeast of San Francisco, exploded with a force nearly that of an atomic bomb. The men who died in the blast were predominantly black sailors. They toiled in obscurity loading munitions ships with ordnance essential to the U.S. victory in Saipan. Yet instead of honoring the sacrifice these men made for their country, the Navy blamed them for the accident, and when they refused to handle ammunition again, launched the largest mutiny trial in U.S. naval history.The Color of War, then, is the story of two battles, the one overseas and the other on America's home turf. By weaving together these two narratives for the first time ever, the author hopes to paint a more accurate picture of the cataclysmic events that occurred in July 1944-the month that won the war and changed America.

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Author:   James Campbell ,  Stephen Hoye
Publisher:   Tantor Media, Inc
Imprint:   Tantor Media, Inc
Edition:   Library ed
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 4.50cm , Length: 17.80cm
Weight:   0.206kg
ISBN:  

9781452637372


ISBN 10:   1452637377
Publication Date:   15 May 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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