1st Eng. ed., 1992. 431 pp., 51 photo-plates & 8 maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. (See the author’s companion title, above) From Pearl Harbour and Singapore to Hiroshima via the great American torpedo crisis and the kamikaze onslaught, this judicious examination of the war at sea in the Pacific takes on an entirely new and questioning look at the eastern naval theatre of the conflict. The book, illustrated with photographs and maps, is divided into three parts : Collision Course – views the situation leading up to war from both East and West standpoints. Japan Rampant – begins with Japan’s attack without warning on American, British and Dutch interests ; the awakening of America’s power to fight back ; the turn of the tide against Japan ; Papua and Guadalcanal ; and the Solomons. America Resurgent – looks at naval intelligence ; birth of the leapfrog ; hitting the beaches ; the Marianas and the great ‘Turkey Shoot’ ; Philippines and Leyte Gulf ; and finally Japan’s surrender in 1945. FINE copy.