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Tower of Skulls

A History of the Asia-Pacific War: July 1937-May 1942

Richard B. Frank

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In 1937, the swath of the globe east from India to the Pacific Ocean enclosed half the world's population. Japan's onslaught into China that year unleashed a tidal wave of events that fundamentally transformed this region and killed about twenty-five million people. This extraordinary World War II narrative vividly portrays the battles across this entire region and links those struggles on many levels with their profound twenty-first-century legacies. In this first volume of a trilogy, award-winning historian Richard B. Frank draws on rich archival research and recently discovered documentary evidence to tell an epic story that gave birth to the world we live in now.
By:   Richard B. Frank
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   586g
ISBN:   9780393541366
ISBN 10:   0393541363
Pages:   784
Publication Date:   30 March 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Richard B. Frank is an internationally acclaimed historian of the Asia-Pacific War. He was an aerorifle platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam and is the author of Guadalcanal and Downfall. He is a member of the Board of Presidential Counselors of the National WWII Museum and lives in Annandale, Virginia.

Reviews for Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War: July 1937-May 1942

It was [Richard Frank's] account of the chaos of war that most gripped me. Another of this book's many strengths is the author's welcome desire to tell the Chinese side of the story... Excellent though he is at most things, Frank is arguably at his best in his portrayal of both the leading and minor characters in this story. -- Malcolm Murfett - Literary Review Outstanding, wide-ranging... Frank has a humane, sure eye for detail. -- Rana Mitter - BBC History Magazine

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