World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War's aftermath, with General Themes: A Handbook of Literature and Research


A companion to World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, this volume reevaluates the most enduring literature on basic aspects of the war in Asia and the Pacific. It also covers themes pertaining to societies at war, culture, the arts, and science and technology as well as international relations and the postwar world. Included are not only grand strategy, military and naval campaigns, and matters of diplomacy, but also resistance, collaboration, prisoners of war, and broad topics of the "home front," including chapters on gender issues, film, literature, popular culture, and propaganda. This volume and its companion provide the first comprehensive historiographic reference work on the war.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Loyd E. Lee
  • Michael A. Barnhart
  • Thomas Marvin Williamsen
  • Eugene L. Rasor
  • Mark R. Peattie
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998


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