Fast forward to the end of 1943, and the tables had been turned entirely. A reinvigorated American-led military machine had kicked into gear, and the Japanese were fighting a defensive battle along a frontline that crossed thousands of miles of land and ocean. Japan Runs Wild, 1942-1943 by acclaimed author Peter Harmsen details the astonishing transformation that took place in that period, setting the Allies on a path to final victory against Japan.
The middle installment in the trilogy, Japan Runs Wild, 1942–1943 picks up the story where its predecessor volume Storm Clouds over the Pacific, 1931-1941 left off. The common theme of the series is a comprehensive view of World War Two in the Asia Pacific, giving due emphasis to the central Japanese-American struggle, but also encompassing the other nations that were engulfed in the vast showdown: British, Australians, Soviets, Filipinos, Indians and Koreans. Above all, the central importance of China is highlighted in a way that no previous general history of the war against Japan has achieved.
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Table of Contents
1 Victory in the Pacific: Early December 1941 1
2 Asia Engulfed: Late December 1941 15
3 "A Clockwork of Gears and Cogwheels": January 1942 31
4 Graveyard of Empires: February-March 1942 45
5 Turning Points: April-June 1942 63
6 Guadalcanal Gambit: July-September 1942 83
7 Annus Horribilis: October-December 1942 97
8 Starving Continent: January-March 1943 109
9 Yamamoto's Bane: April-June 1943 121
10 Jungle Neurosis: July-September 1943 137
11 Bloody Helen: October-December 1943 149