Starting with a surprising fact, the author investigates when and how the Pacific tide shifted in the Allies' favor. Contrary to popular belief about the Battle of Midway, the focus shifts to the often overlooked but pivotal fight for the Solomon Islands. Drawing from WWII intelligence reports, Prados reevaluates the true turning point in the Pacific. The Solomon Islands campaign, marked by naval battles, carrier actions, and daily air duels, including the demise of Japanese naval commander Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku, becomes the focal point. Beginning with the Allied invasion of Guadalcanal, Prados details how the Allies secured victory over Japan in sea, air, and jungle warfare.
Written by John Prados. Published by Dutton Caliber, 2013. Softcover, 432 pages.