Ian W. Toll is the author of Twilight of the Gods, the New York Times bestseller The Conquering Tide, Pacific Crucible, and Six Frigates, winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award and the William E. Colby Award. He lives in New York.
[A] richly rewarding history. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Written with flair and chock-full of stories both familiar and fresh, this monumental history fires on all cylinders. WWII aficionados will be enthralled. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) In his masterly narrative, Ian W. Toll brings clarity and a stinging immediacy to America's long, bitter climb up the island ladder that led to Japan. With deft, incisive character sketches, Toll summons the leaders back to contentious life: arguing about what to do, making mistakes, bringing triumph out of disaster-and sometimes the reverse. This is maritime history at its best and most accessible. -- Richard Snow [A] magnificent saga of the last year of the Pacific War...every bit as captivating as his first two [volumes]-Pacific Crucible and The Conquering Tide. -- Evan Thomas - Air Mail I've been a fan of Ian W. Toll's since his first book, Six Frigates, but this concluding volume of his Pacific War Trilogy has taken him to another level altogether. Twilight of the Gods grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go until the very end-an epic masterpiece of military history. -- Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award-winning author of In the Heart of the Sea and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize No one has told the story of World War II in the Pacific, from beginning to bitter end, better than Ian W. Toll. This final volume concludes a brilliant trilogy. Elegant and supremely readable-don't miss the finest military history of 2020. -- Alex Kershaw, New York Times best-selling author of The First Wave and Avenue of Spies