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eBook Alaska's Hidden Wars: Secret Campaigns on the North Pacific Rim ePub

by Otis Hays Jr. Jr.

  • ISBN: 1889963631
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Otis Hays Jr. Jr.
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Alaska Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 200
  • ePub book: 1166 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1638 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 729

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On the eve of World War II Japan, the US and the Soviet Union collided in the North Pacific - and Alaska's Hidden Wars: Secret Campaigns On The North Pacific Rim charts these conflicts for the first time, revealing not minor skirmishes but major campaigns which pitted Americans against the Japanese well before Pearl Harbor.

Otis Hays Jr. On the eve of World War II, the national interests of Japan, the United States, and the Soviet Union collided in the North Pacific. Alaska's Hidden Wars tells the story of the war in the North Pacific, a story of savage weather, isolation, and sacrifice. Two island chains, the Aleutians and the Kuriles, became the focus of a series of major campaigns that pitted the Americans against the Japanese.

Alaska's Hidden Wars. Secret Campaigns on the North Pacific Rim. by Hays Jr, Otis. Alaska's Hidden Wars tells the story of the war in the North Pacific, a story of savage weather, isolation, and sacrifice

Alaska's Hidden Wars. 6 x 9, 200 pages, black and white illustrations, map, bibliography.

Alaska's Hidden Warstells the story of the war in the North Pacific, a story of savage weather, isolation, and sacrifice

Alaska's Hidden Warstells the story of the war in the North Pacific, a story of savage weather, isolation, and sacrifice. Otis Hays, Jr. served in Alaska as an intelligence staff officer during World War II. Later, while a professor of journalism at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, he was recalled to active military service in 1951 and served as psychological warfare officer in the Far East and the Pentagon until 1965. He was director of Indo-China Affairs for the . Information Agency during the Vietnam War from 1966 through 1972.

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Alaska's Hidden Wars tells the story of the war in the North Pacific, a story of savage weather, isolation, and sacrifice. Alaska's Hidden Wars is a fast-moving history that brings declassified archival sources to light and draws the reader into the lonely, bitter war fought in the North Pacific. University of Alaska Press.

Early in World War II, the isles of the North Pacific Rim were seen by both the Japanese and the United States as key strategic footholds between Asia and North America. Each side feared an island-hopping invasion that could be launched in either direction via the Aleutians. The Americans quickly realized the importance of intelligence outposts in the region and set up a security perimeter to monitor activity.

secret campaigns on the North Pacific rim. by Otis Hays. Published 2004 by University of Alaska Press in Fairbanks 7. American prisoners in the Kuriles. 8. Whither the North Pacific weather? 9. American deception and Japanese reaction. 10. The waiting period in the North Pacific. Published 2004 by University of Alaska Press in Fairbanks. 7. 11. Soviet presence in the North Pacific. 12. Lifting the security curtain.

On the eve of World War II, the national interests of Japan, the United States, and the Soviet Union collided in the North Pacific.Alaska's Hidden Wars tells the story of the war in the North Pacific, a story of savage weather, isolation, and sacrifice.Two island chains, the Aleutians and the Kuriles, became the focus of a series of major campaigns that pitted the Americans against the Japanese. Alaska's Hidden Wars chronicles the role of Japanese-American intelligence specialists and reveals a Japanese eyewitness account of the defense of Attu. Two virtually unknown aspects of the North Pacific war are also exposed: the brutal North Pacific weather and the imprisonment of American airmen in Kamchatka.In 1942, the Japanese raided Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands and occupied the islands of Kiska and Attu. The Americans mounted a vigorous campaign, and the Japanese retreated to the Kuriles. For the next two years, the Americans launched air raids and fleet bombardments, while American soldiers maintained lonely outposts along Aleutian coasts. But in 1945, when Japan finally surrendered, the Kuriles were taken, not by the waiting Americans, but by the Soviets.Alaska's Hidden Wars is a fast-moving history that brings declassified archival sources to light and draws the reader into the lonely, bitter war fought in the North Pacific.

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Not-the-Same Not-the-Same
The author has done a valuable service by unearthing material that sheds light on World War Two in the Northern Pacific island chains of the Aleutians and Kuriles. For this he is to be commended.

But the book does not rise much above the compliment "decent little book." The author writes in the sparing, bare-bones style of a journalist without imparting any sense of drama to the story. The facts are there, along with some interpretations, but no forceful sense of conviction. One could say that this is more of a series of articles rather than a book, per se. The book contains several appendices that could have been used to more effect in the chapters rather than tucked in at the end.

Nevertheless, author Hays does give the reader a better understanding of the war in the Northern Pacific, especially the effects on the troops who were stationed there.
Wire Wire
A friend gave me this little gem and I am so glad she did. Easy to read & keeps your interested. Most Americans have no idea what part 'Japanese Americans' played in helping the US in the war. Nor any idea of the hundreds of US airmen that flew out of the Aleutian Chain and went down or were captured. Fascinating book for those interested (My Mom and Dad met in the Aleutians on Dutch Harbor during the war). Easy read and thought provoking!
Hi_Jacker Hi_Jacker
On the eve of World War II Japan, the US and the Soviet Union collided in the North Pacific - and Alaska's Hidden Wars: Secret Campaigns On The North Pacific Rim charts these conflicts for the first time, revealing not minor skirmishes but major campaigns which pitted Americans against the Japanese well before Pearl Harbor. Alaska's Hidden Wars tells of Japanese raids, American campaigns, and two years of air raids and bombardments in Alaska during the war. Newly declassified archives allows the story to final come to light!
Celen Celen
Hard book to find and I so appreciated having everything go perfectly.