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Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945

Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945

Twilight of the Gods is a riveting account of the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, when the U.S. Navy won the largest naval battle in history; Douglas MacArthur made good his pledge to return to the Philippines; waves of kamikazes attacked the Allied fleets; the Japanese fought to the last man on one island after another; B-29 bombers burned down Japanese cities; and Hiroshima and Nagasaki were vaporized in atomic blasts.


Ian W. Toll’s narratives of combat in the air, at sea, and on the beaches are as gripping as ever, but he also takes the reader into the halls of power in Washington and Tokyo, where the great questions of strategy and diplomacy were decided. Lionel Barber of the Financial Times chose the second volume of the series (The Conquering Tide) as the preemiment book of 2016, calling it “military history at its best.” Readers who have been waiting for the conclusion of Toll’s masterpiece will be thrilled by this final volume.

Titulo:Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945
Idioma de edición:English
ISBN:9780393080650
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  • Alex Kershaw

    Just finished this fantastic book. The most readable and elegant and clear account of the last year of war in the Pacific and great climax to Toll's trilogy. Best history book of 2020 so far! ...

  • Jim Cooper

    Been waiting for this one for a long time. This is the final installment of Ian Toll’s Pacific War trilogy, a military, political, and social history of the war between the United States and Japan. ...

  • Stefania Dzhanamova

    As in the previous volumes, in Twilight of the Gods Ian W. Toll launches his narrative with a recap of the "what next" questions the key American commanders were faced with after a cruicial turnin...

  • Charles

    Military, political and social history of the Pacific theater of WWII, going from FDR’s third term election to the demobilization of the Pacific forces.I miraculously picked this book up in an indep...

  • Porter Broyles

    I was a little concerned when I started this book. Ian Toll is one of my favorite authors on Naval History, but the book started off with a stronger political stance than his other books. He spoke abo...

  • Nooilforpacifists

    Review to come, but this final volume of the trilogy is as good as Volume 1. ...

  • Casey

    A good book, the final in Ian Toll’s great trilogy on the conflict between Japan and America in WWII. This book covers an immense amount of material, from the Pearl Harbor conference in July 1944 th...

  • Nathan Albright

    This is the sort of book where I wish that the author had put the time and effort to name his chapters with the material covered. It is all well and good to cover a wide variety of topics concerning t...

  • Peter Sidell

    As with the two prior volumes I felt I was experiencing the Pacific war through the eyes of the Americans and the Japanese. The brutality and otherworldliness of the fighting seemed more immediate. It...

  • David Shaffer

    Finished Twilight of The Gods.Twilight of The Gods, was the excellent end of Ian Toll’s Trilogy on the war in the Pacific. Ian Toll seamlessly weaves together the story of the war from 1944-1945 in ...

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