Empires on the Pacific: World War II and the Struggle for the Mastery of Asia

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments i
  • Prologue - Washington, December 8, 1941 xi
  • Part I - The Road to War *
  • 1 - The Fall of Imperial China 3
  • 2 - Japan's Response to the West 21
  • 3 - The Open Door 41
  • 4 - New Order in East Asia 57
  • 5 - The Road to Pearl Harbor 75
  • Part II - Japan's Far-Flung Battle Line *
  • 6 - The Onslaught 101
  • 7 - The Singapore Debacle 123
  • 8 - Warriors of the Rising Sun 141
  • 9 - But Not in Shame 159
  • 10 - Midway 177
  • Part III - The Receding of the Tide *
  • 11 - America Rising 199
  • 12 - The Hammer and the Anvil 221
  • 13 - Grand Strategy 239
  • 14 - Unanswerable Strength 257
  • 15 - Turning Points 277
  • Part IV - Recasting the Imperial Far East *
  • 16 - Yalta 297
  • 17 - Return to the Colonies 313
  • 18 - The New Taipans 327
  • 19 - The Masters 343
  • 20 - They Call It Peace 363
  • Epilogue - World War II and the Road to Vietnam 377
  • Notes 391
  • Sources 401
  • Index 415
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