Thousand-Mile War by Brian Garfield

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Published by Bantam Books (Mm) .

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ISBN 100553251945
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Overall a very good book about a long-forgotten arena of World War II. The author does an excellent job of describing the not only the battles but also the conditions which soldiers, sailors, and airmen had to face besides the by: The Thousand-Mile War is an excellent example of why one can write Thousand-Mile War book history, but not the history of an event.

Garfield's book was originally researched in the late s, when many of the documents he relied upon had to be declassified before he could review them/5. This was a great book detailing the little known but extremely important war with the Japanese who had invaded the Aleutian Islands as part of a diversionary tactic with their main force concentrated on the Midway Islands/5().

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The Thousand-Mile War: World Thousand-Mile War book II in Alaska and the Aleutians was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction in Nineteen of his works were made into films or TV shows. He died. The Aleutian Islands were the arena of one of World War II's most unsung, but strategically important, defensive maneuvers.

For 15 months a quickly assembled land, sea and air defense battled /5(4). The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of Pages: The book -- documented in detail, and illustrated with numerous photographs -- brings a savage war to life.

It is a stunning achievement. Publisher's summary: Since its first printing inTHE THOUSAND-MILE WAR has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War II. The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War II.

Brian Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter whose. The Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians (Mass Market Paperback) Published February by Ballantine Books Ballantine Books Edition, Mass Market Paperback, pagesCited by: This book measures 9 by 6 inches.

pages, black and white photos, 3 maps, and an index. Good + Cond. $ The THOUSAND-MILE WAR – softbound edition. The THOUSAND-MILE WAR – paperback edition.

Other books of interest: The Battle Off Midway Island. The Battle Of Leyte Gulf. The Battle For Leyte Gulf. The Battle Off Midway Island. The Japanese invasion of two of the Aleutian Islands, the thousand-mile archipelago west of Alaska, represents the only time in modern history that American territory has been occupied by a foreign power.

The ensuing fifteen-month campaign, memorialised in John Huston's extraordinary documentary film, was 'the weirdest war ever waged': a Price Range: $ - $ Garfield is also the author of The Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History.

Garfield's latest book, published inis Meinertzhagen, the biography of controversial British intelligence officer Richard Meinertzhagen.

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Brian Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter Thousand-Mile War book works have sold some 20 million copies, was searching for a new subject when he came upon the story of.

The thousand-mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians; The first full-scale history of the sole military campaign fought on North American soil in World War II, based on Japanese and American sources, profusely Edition: 1st Edition. Book Overview The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as Cited by: The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter whose works have sold some 20 million copies, was searching for a new subject when he came upon the story of this "forgotten war" in : Brian Garfield.

The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War II.

out of 5 stars The Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians. Reviewed in the United States on Aug Verified Purchase. Saw this book while in Alaska last month. Read the jacket cover and a bit of the text.

I bought it for half the book store price and finished it yesterday. This book is a real eye opener in to Reviews: The Thousand-Mile War Review by E John C. This is a very interesting read on WWII in Alaska. The American people had no idea how tough the war was for us on US TERRITORY!.

The battle for Attu was hellacious. The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter whose works have sold some 20 million copies, was searching for a new subject when he came upon the story of this “forgotten war” in Alaska/5(6).

The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War : University of Alaska Press.

The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter whose works have sold some 20 million copies, was searching for a new subject when he came upon the story of this "forgotten war" in Alaska/5(3).

Been re-reading (The Thousand-Mile War) WW2 In Alaska and the Aleutians, by Brian Garfield, in it the book they mentioned the Film (Report From the Aleutians) pretty good watch if you're interested in the forgotten war. Report from the Aleutians released after the war in https://.

Thousand Mile War World War II in Alaska & the Aleutians by Brian Garfield available in Mass Market onalso read synopsis and : Brian Garfield. The Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians (Specially Illustrated Edition).

Notes: Good Condition. Crisp pages. Tight binding. Good reading copy. Dust jacket has Seller Rating: % positive. The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War II.

Brian Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter whose works have sold some 20 million copies, was searching for a new subject when he came upon the story of /5(6).

The Thousand-mile War World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians (Book): Garfield, Brian: Book NewsA narrative of the only campaign of WWII fought on North American soil, based on US and Japanese records and personal stories from interviews, letters, and diaries of participants.

This edition contains b&w photos, many previously classified, and new information on the Paramushiro raids and. The Thousand-mile War World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians (Book): Garfield, Brian: The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War II.

Brian Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter whose works have sold some 20 million copies, was searching for a new.

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The THOUSAND-MILE WAR – softbound edition. The THOUSAND-MILE WAR – paperback edition. Other books of interest: The Battle Off Midway Island. The Battle Of Leyte Gulf. The Battle For Leyte Gulf. The Battle Off Midway Island. A Battle History Of The Imperial Japanese Navy () Blue Skies And Blood.

Climax At Midway. Miracle At Midway. The Two thousand mile war. [W E Crosskill] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat.

Find items in libraries near you. I also recommend "The Thousand Mile War: World War II in Alaska and Aleutians" - there actually was quite a bit of fighting there, in terrifying weather conditions. And lastly "The Battle for Okinawa", which is a Japanese officer's eyewitness account.

The October addendum contains manuscript material fromGarfield's master’s thesis, and books by others. The November addendum contains working material for the book, Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians. Material includes multiple drafts, corrections, editor's edit, final draft, printer copy, galley.

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The Thousand Mile War by Brian Garfield covers part of the Pacific War that I think is under represented in historical writing. The Fleet the Gods Forgot by W.

Winslow and The Lonely Ships by Edwin Hoyt cover the destruction of the US Asiatic Fleet. One spends more time on the origins of the fleet both are good reads. They Were Expendable was written in the first year of US. Looking for books by Brian Garfield. See all books authored by Brian Garfield, including The Thousand-mile War, and Hopscotch, and more on Brian Garfield is the author of more than twenty novels, including Death Sentence and Hopscotch, which won the Edgar Award for Best Novel and was adapted into a feature film.

He is also the author of The Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians, which was a. Among his nonfiction books are "Western Films: A Complete Guide," the recent "The Meinertzhagen Mystery", and the classic nonfiction history book "The Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians," the first full-scale history of the only World War II campaign fought on North American soil; the book was a finalist for the.Make Offer - The Thousand-Mile War by Brian Garfield (World War 2, Alaska, Japan) Qayaq: Kayaks of Alaska and Siberia by David W.

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