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Pacific Thunder by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Title Pacific Thunder
Author Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2017-10-19
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781472821850
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On 27 October 1942, four 'Long Lance' torpedoes fired by the Japanese destroyers Makigumo and Akigumo exploded in the hull of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). Minutes later, the ship that had launched the Doolitte Raid six months earlier slipped beneath the waves of the Coral Sea. Of the pre-war carrier fleet the Navy had struggled to build over 15 years, only three were left: USS Enterprise, which had been badly damaged in the battle of Santa Cruz; USS Saratoga (CV-3) which lay in dry dock, victim of a Japanese submarine torpedo; and the USS Ranger (CV-4), which was in the mid-Atlantic on her way to support Operation Torch. For the American naval aviators licking their wounds in the aftermath of this defeat, it would be difficult to imagine that within 24 months of this event, Zuikaku, the last survivor of the carriers that had attacked Pearl Harbor, would lie at the bottom of the sea. Alongside it lay the other surviving Japanese carriers, sacrificed as lures in a failed attempt to block the American invasion of the Philippines, leaving the United States to reign supreme on the world's largest ocean. Now publishing in paperback, this is the fascinating account of the Central Pacific campaign, one of the most stunning comebacks in naval history, as in just 14 months the US Navy went from the jaws of defeat to the brink of victory in the Pacific.

Pacific Thunder by Daniel McLeod Keitz

Title Pacific thunder
Author Daniel McLeod Keitz
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1999
Category
Total Pages 220
ISBN OCLC:42801823
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Under The Southern Cross by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Title Under the Southern Cross
Author Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2021-05-13
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781472838193
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From August 7, 1942 until February 24, 1944, the US Navy fought the most difficult campaign in its history. Between the landing of the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal and the final withdrawal of the Imperial Japanese Navy from its main South Pacific base at Rabaul, the US Navy suffered such high personnel losses that for years it refused to publicly release total casualty figures. The Solomons campaign saw the US Navy at its lowest point, forced to make use of those ships that had survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and other units of the pre-war navy that had been hastily transferred to the Pacific. 140 days after the American victory at Midway, USS Enterprise was the only pre-war carrier left in the South Pacific and the US Navy would have been overwhelmed in the face of Japanese naval power had there been a third major fleet action. At the same time, another under-resourced campaign had broken out on the island of New Guinea. The Japanese attempt to reinforce their position there had led to the Battle of the Coral Sea in May and through to the end of the year, American and Australian armed forces were only just able to prevent a Japanese conquest of New Guinea. The end of 1942 saw the Japanese stopped in both the Solomons and New Guinea, but it would take another 18 hard-fought months before Japan was forced to retreat from the South Pacific. Under the Southern Cross draws on extensive first-hand accounts and new analysis to examine the Solomons and New Guinea campaigns which laid the groundwork for Allied victory in the Pacific War.

Title The Pacific Rim Collection
Author Don Brown
Publisher Zondervan
Release Date 2014-07-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 889
ISBN 9780310342854
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bestselling author and former US Navy JAG Officer Don Brown’s Pacific Rim series is now available in one volume! Thunder in the Morning Calm Sixty years after his grandfather disappeared in Korea, a young naval intelligence officer seeks the truth behind rumors that American POWs are still being held there. Risking his life, fortune, and freedom, he leads a daring mission into the dangerous dictatorship of North Korea—all for the love of his country and a grandfather he never knew. Fire of the Raging Dragon In Fire of the Raging Dragon—the second book in best-selling author Don Brown’s Pacific Rim Series—Stephanie Surber is stationed on board a submarine tender in the South China Sea when a naval war breaks out. After a gruesome discovery escalates America’s involvement, Stephanie’s father, US President Douglas Surber, must choose to take a stand against evil . . . or save the life of his daughter. Storming the Black Ice When British geologists discover the world's largest oil reserves under the desolate, icy tundra of Antarctica, Britain and Chile form a top-secret alliance for control of petroleum resources that will rival the economic power of OPEC.

I Will Run Wild by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Title I Will Run Wild
Author Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2020-09-17
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781472841308
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In many popular histories of the Pacific War, the period from the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor to the US victory at Midway is often passed over because it is seen as a period of darkness. Indeed, it is easy to see the period as one of unmitigated disaster for the Allies, with the fall of the Philippines, Malaya, Burma and the Dutch East Indies, and the wholesale retreat and humiliation at the hands of Japan throughout Southeast Asia. However, there are also stories of courage and determination in the face of overwhelming odds: the stand of the Marines at Wake Island; the fighting retreat in the Philippines that forced the Japanese to take 140 days to accomplish what they had expected would take 50; the fight against the odds at Singapore and over Java; the stirring tale of the American Volunteer Group in China; and the beginnings of resistance to further Japanese expansion. In these events, there are many individual stories that have either not been told or not been told widely which are every bit as gripping as the stories associated with the turning tide after Midway. I Will Run Wild draws on extensive first-hand accounts and fascinating new analysis to tell the story of Americans, British, Dutch, Australians and New Zealanders taken by surprise from Pearl Harbor to Singapore that first Sunday of December 1941, who went on to fight with what they had at hand against a stronger and better-prepared foe, and in so doing built the basis for a reversal of fortune and an eventual victory.

Sea Of Thunder by Evan Thomas

Title Sea of Thunder
Author Evan Thomas
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2007-11-06
Category History
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780743252225
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A suspenseful account of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944 is told through the commands of four naval leaders, including two American commanders and two Japanese admirals, and offers insight into how the war reflected profound cultural differences. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Living With Thunder by Ellen Morris Bishop

Title Living with Thunder
Author Ellen Morris Bishop
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014
Category Science
Total Pages 149
ISBN 0870717480
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Pacific Northwest is a region defined by its geology as much as its rugged coastline, drippy westside forests, fertile farms, and canyoned eastside grasslands. These landscapes have been forged by volcanoes, crumpled by faults and sculpted by water and ice. But the Northwest's geologic DNA is rooted in volcanic activity. From the ancient lavas of Washington's Selkirks that freed the planet from a global ice age, to the world-class flood-basalts that dominate the Columbia Basin, to the restless peaks of the High Cascades, the thunder of volcanic eruptions echos through the ages. In Living with Thunder, geologist and photographer Ellen Morris Bishop offers a fascinating and up-to-date geologic survey of the Northwest?Washington, Oregon, northern California, and western Idaho. New discoveries include Smith Rock as part of Oregon's largest (and most extinct) volcano, portraits of Mount Hood's 1793-1795 eruptions, and new ideas about the origin of the Columbia River basalts, and the course of the ancestral Columbia River. Intended as an introduction for the general reader and geological non-specialist, Living with Thunder enlivens Northwest geological history by combining engaging science writing with the author's stunning color photographs. In addition, color maps and time charts help guide the reader through time. The book presents evidence of changing ecosystems and ancient life, as well as the Northwest's exceptional record of past climate changes and the implications for our future. The title harks to the Klamath Indian recounting of Mount Mazama's cataclysmic eruption, and the book also examines the confluence between scientific findings and Native American documentation of several major geologic events. An important work by a gifted scientist and storyteller, Living with Thunder offers a key to understanding the Northwest's unique, long-term volcanic heritage.

Title Thunder in the Morning Calm
Author Don Brown
Publisher Zondervan
Release Date 2011-08-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780310410430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lieutenant Commander “Gunner” McCormick is assigned as an intelligence officer to Carrier Strike Force 10, being deployed to the Yellow Sea at the invitation of South Korea for joint exercises with the US Navy. During his pre-deployment briefing, he discovers a TOP-SECRET MEMO revealing rumors that the North Koreans may still be holding a handful of elderly Americans from the Korean War in secret prison camps. As it happens, Gunner’s grandfather, who was a young marine officer in the Korean War, disappeared at Chosin Reservoir over 60 years ago and is still listed as MIA in North Korea. Sworn to silence about what he has read, the top-secret memo eats at him. Gunner decides to spend all his inheritance and break every military regulation in the book to finance his own three-man commando squad on a suicide mission north of the DMZ to search for clues about the fate of his grandfather. Risking his career, his fortune, and his life, Gunner will get his answers, or he will die trying. Don Brown is building a loyal fan base by writing what he knows best: thrillers with heart. A former Navy JAG officer and action officer in the Pentagon, Brown pens action-packed plots and finely-drawn characters that are credible and compelling. Thunder in the Morning Calm is a novel of bravery, duty, and family love that will keep readers of all ages reading straight through to the last page.

Tidal Wave by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Title Tidal Wave
Author Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2018-05-31
Category History
Total Pages 356
ISBN 9781472825476
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The United States Navy won such overwhelming victories in 1944 that, had the navy faced a different enemy, the war would have been over at the conclusion of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. However, in the moment of victory on 25 October 1944, the US Navy found itself confronting an enemy that had been inconceivable until it appeared. The kamikaze, 'divine wind' in Japanese, was something Americans were totally unprepared for; a violation of every belief held in the West. The attacks were terrifying: regardless of the damage inflicted on an attacking airplane, there was no certainty of safety aboard the ship until that airplane was completely destroyed. Based on first-person accounts, Tidal Wave is the story of the naval campaigns in the Pacific from the victory at Leyte Gulf to the end of the war, in which the US Navy would fight harder for survival than ever before.

The Thunder by Sharonda Fang

Title The Thunder
Author Sharonda Fang
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021-04-14
Category
Total Pages 246
ISBN 9798737854744
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is an interesting book written by a man who was a pilot late in the war. By March 1945, when Ben Robertson took to the skies above Japan in his B-29 Superfortress, the end of World War II in the Pacific seemed imminent.

Title Rolling Thunder Against the Rising Sun
Author Gene Eric Salecker
Publisher Stackpole Books
Release Date 2008-04-16
Category History
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780811743624
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First work dedicated solely to the use of Army tanks in the Pacific Theater. Covers armor battles in the Philippines, Makin, the Solomons, Rabaul, New Guinea, Saipan, Guam, and Okinawa.

F4f Wildcat And F6f Hellcat Aces Of Vf 2 by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Title F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat Aces of VF 2
Author Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2015-02-20
Category History
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781472805591
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first VF-2 was a prewar unit that had been dubbed the 'hottest outfit afloat' due to the skill of their non-commissioned pilots. This first unit only saw combat at the Battle of the Coral Sea, although VF-2 pilots flying Grumman F4F Wildcats were able to rack up 17 claims there during the bitter 48-hour period of fighting. The second 'Fighting Two' was armed with the new Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat fighter. Arriving in Hawaii in October 1943, the squadron so impressed Cdr Edward H 'Butch' O'Hare, the Medal of Honor-winning first US Navy ace of World War 2, that he requested the squadron replace VF-6 in his CAG-6 aboard USS Enterprise. No unit US Navy unit created more aces than VF-2, whose pilots went into action over the Carolines, Marianas, Guam, Iwo Jima and the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Using exquisite photographs and first-hand accounts from the elite fliers themselves, this volume tells the story of the ace pilots who comprised the original VF-2 and the second.

Mig Alley by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Title MiG Alley
Author Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2019-11-28
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781472836069
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Following the end of the Korean War, the prevailing myth in the West was that of the absolute supremacy of US Air Force pilots and aircraft over their Soviet-supplied opponents. The claims of the 10:1 victory-loss ratio achieved by the US Air Force fighter pilots flying the North American F-86 Sabre against their communist adversaries, among other such fabrications, went unchallenged until the end of the Cold War, when Soviet records of the conflict were finally opened. Packed with first-hand accounts and covering the full range of US Air Force activities over Korea, MiG Alley brings the war vividly to life and the record is finally set straight on a number of popular fabrications. Thomas McKelvey Cleaver expertly threads together US and Russian sources to reveal the complete story of this bitter struggle in the Eastern skies.

Holding The Line by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Title Holding the Line
Author Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2019-03-21
Category History
Total Pages 324
ISBN 9781472831705
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Naval and air power were crucial to the United Nations' success in the Korean War, as it sought to negate the overwhelming Chinese advantage in manpower. In what became known as the 'long hard slog', naval aviators sought to slow and cut off communist forces and support troops on the ground. USS Leyte (CV-32) operated off Korea in the Sea of Japan for a record 93 continuous days to support the Marines in their epic retreat out of North Korea, and was crucial in the battles of the spring and summer of 1951 in which the UN forces again battled to the 38th Parallel. All of this was accomplished with a force that was in the midst of change, as jet aircraft altered the entire nature of naval aviation. This paperback edition of Holding the Line chronicles the carrier war in Korea from the first day of the war to the last, focusing on front-line combat, while also describing the technical development of aircraft and shipboard operations, and how these all affected the broader strategic situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Title Preliminary Hydrogeologic Assessment
Author Jagger Hims Ltd
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1991
Category Fills (Earthwork)
Total Pages 27
ISBN OCLC:1016169765
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Title The Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
Author Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2021-10-14
Category History
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781472845917
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The 'Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club' was the tongue-in-cheek nickname of the US Seventh Fleet that was stationed off the coast of Vietnam and this book tells the full story of the US Naval air campaign in the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1975. On August 2, 1964, the USS Maddox became embroiled in the infamous Gulf of Tonkin incident that led directly to America's increased involvement in the Vietnam War. Supporting the Maddox that day were four F-8E Crusaders from the USS Ticonderoga, and this was the very start of the US Navy's commitment to the air war over Vietnam. The Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club is titled after the nickname for the US Navy's Seventh Fleet which was stationed off the coast of Vietnam, and it tells the full story of the US Navy's war in the air. It details all the operations from the USS Maddox onwards through to the eventual withdrawal of the fleet following the collapse of South Vietnam in 1975. The Seventh Fleet's Task Force 77, which at points during the war had as many as six carriers on station at any one time with 70–100 aircraft on each, provided vital air support for combat troops on the ground, while at the same time taking part in the major operations against North Vietnam itself such as Rolling Thunder, Linebacker I and II. All of these operations took place in a hostile environment of flak, missiles and MiGs. The story is told through the dramatic first-hand accounts of those that took part in the fighting, with many of the interviews carried out by the author himself. The Vietnamese perspective is also given, with the author having had access to the official Vietnamese account of the war in the air. The author also has a personal interest in the story, as at the age of 20 he served with the US Seventh Fleet off the coast of Vietnam and was personally involved in the dramatic history of The Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club.

Title Thunder in the Mountains Chief Joseph Oliver Otis Howard and the Nez Perce War
Author Daniel J. Sharfstein
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2017-04-04
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780393634181
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Beautifully wrought and impossible to put down, Daniel Sharfstein’s Thunder in the Mountains chronicles with compassion and grace that resonant past we should never forget.”—Brenda Wineapple, author of Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848–1877 After the Civil War and Reconstruction, a new struggle raged in the Northern Rockies. In the summer of 1877, General Oliver Otis Howard, a champion of African American civil rights, ruthlessly pursued hundreds of Nez Perce families who resisted moving onto a reservation. Standing in his way was Chief Joseph, a young leader who never stopped advocating for Native American sovereignty and equal rights. Thunder in the Mountains is the spellbinding story of two legendary figures and their epic clash of ideas about the meaning of freedom and the role of government in American life.

Red Thunder Tropic Lightning by Eric M Bergerud

Title Red Thunder Tropic Lightning
Author Eric M Bergerud
Publisher Westview Press
Release Date 1993-03-16
Category History
Total Pages 328
ISBN UOM:39015029291930
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Draws on interviews and divisional records to chronicle the experiences of the 25th Infantry, the "Tropic Lightning" Division, during the Vietnam War, from timy skirmishes to the Tet Offensive

Title Seabee Book the Pacific War and Battle of Iwo Jima
Author Ivan D. Thunder
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date 2012-11-01
Category History
Total Pages 156
ISBN 1478397543
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is a companion to "Her Last Letter" (2006), Ivan D. Thunder's The Pacific War and Battle of Iwo Jima is a series of vignettes of daily Seabee life during and after the Battle of Iwo Jima. A former Lieutenant, CEC, USNR of the 133rd Naval Construction Battalion, Thunder writes with simplicity and candor describing his harrowing, bloody experience landing on the island under enemy fire, and after the island is secure, describes the sneak Japanese attack where even the Army cooks fought them with knives. He then switches to the lighter side of living in a foxhole while mimicking Eleanor Roosevelt. Included in his recollections are essays where Thunder unabashedly expresses his opinion on whether we provoked the Japanese; if the A-bomb was justified; and offers his detailed tribute to Admiral Nimitz. In addition, the chilling diary of a Japanese Marine Officer and a G-2 Intelligence Bulletin recounting a U.S. Merchant Seaman's POW experience, help to round out the Iwo Jima story. Though written by one man, this book transcends the individual and is a testimony to the extraordinary “Can Do!” spirit of the Seabees. As the Greatest Generation passes away, these recollections will serve as a useful primary source for young historians.About the AuthorIvan D. Thunder proudly served in the 133rd Naval Construction Battalion on Iwo Jima in 1945. Her Last Letter was published in 2006. In this second volume of memoirs, Thunder poignantly describes “Seabee” life during one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific. Little wonder he earned the nickname No Problem Thunder.