Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943

Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943

An engrossing, epic history of the US Army in the Pacific War "Out here, mention is seldom seen of the achievements of the Army ground troops," wrote one officer in the fall of 1943, "whereas the Marines are blown up to the skies." Even today, the Marines are celebrated as the victors of the Pacific, a reflection of a well-deserved reputation for valor. Yet the majority of An engrossing, epic history of the US Army in the Pacific War "Out here, mention is seldom seen of the achievemen...

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Title:Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943
Author:John C. McManus
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Genres:History
ISBN:Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:624 pages pages

Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943 Reviews

  • Bill
    Sep 08, 2019
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  • Ron
    Jul 25, 2019
    When most readers think of World War II in the Pacific Theater, they think of Pearl Harbor, Midway, and Guadalcanal which star the US Navy and Marines. But the war would not have been won with out the US Army. Fire and Fortitude tells the story of the US Army in the Pacific from the ti...
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    Jul 24, 2019
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  • Janet
    Aug 26, 2019
    John C. McManus provides a glimpse into the actions of the Army in the Pacific during World War 2. I say glimpse because he only goes through 1943. I can see that he has researched and it shows in the detail. The book itself is fairly conversational, however I did pick up on a lot of p...
  • Steve
    Aug 03, 2019
    I read very little of the United States Army's involvement in the Pacific War during World War II. The Army fought certain battles in the Pacific, But more was written about the United States Marine's involvement in the Pacific. However, this was a good and interesting book about the U...
  • Zeb Kantrowitz
    Jul 31, 2019
    This is not just a war history, it contains the opinion of the author of each of the generals (from all sides) who fought the battles in the Pacific Area of Operations. He starts by describing the military situation in the Pacific just before the attack on Pearl Harbor, including how i...
  • Michael Schaenzer
    Sep 04, 2019
    For the most part, I enjoyed the book. However, after hearing for the twentieth time that most, not all, of the U.S. Generals including MacArthur and his staff were either petty, egotistical, self-concerned, career centered idiots or not combat leaders who should never have been placed...
  • Casey Wheeler
    Jun 22, 2019
    The author has written  books detailing World War II  with this one addressing  the role the Army played in during the first half of the war. It is well researched and written and is an interesting read. He points out, as many authors have, the self-centered ineptitude of Douglas Mc...
  • Ben
    Sep 01, 2019
    ? Fire and Fortitude? is an informative overview of USArmy land operations in the World War II against Japan from the years 1941-43. As the author, John McManus, points out in his Prologue, while most of the attention has focused on the Marines and their island-hopping campaign wit...
  • Eric Wishman
    Aug 25, 2019
    John C. McManus' Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943 provides a different perspective of war in the Pacific Theater which is typically dominated by Navy/Marine accounts (at least from what I've read). McManus covers Army engagements from Pearl Harbor, the ...
  • Stephen
    Aug 28, 2019
    Given it's subtitle - The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943 - I was expecting Fire and Fortitude to be an in depth account of the initial conditions and actions of the U.S. Army in the Pacific. An Asian equivalent to Rick Atkinson's An Army at Dawn. And while Fire and Fortitude...
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    Aug 25, 2019
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  • Albert Town
    Sep 03, 2019
    What a story. John C. McManus has through painstaking research set forth the history of the Pacific Theater from December 1941 until Mankin Island in 1943. His objective is to place into perspective the contribution of the US Army in this theater. The US Army contribution is often over...
  • Craig Pearson
    Feb 13, 2019
    McManus is an excellent writer and through extensive research has crafted a detailed and enjoyable read about the history of the Army in the Pacific conflict. This book does not tell the full story of the Army in the Pacific, jusdt through 1943. With some tightening of biographies and ...
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    Sep 08, 2019
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    Sep 07, 2019
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  • Peter Goodman
    Aug 08, 2019
    ?Fire and Fortitude: the US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943,? by John C. McManus (Caliber, 2019). There are loads of books, and movies, about the American war in Europe, the US Navy in the Pacific and Atlantic, and the Marines. I have read many of them. And for all of them, the ...
  • Lynn Burdeshaw
    Sep 10, 2019
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  • Brian Asalone
    Sep 10, 2019
    this should not be the first book one reads about the pacific war. Having said that the author does shine light into army operations in the pacific and dispels some of the misconceptions (about marine dominance for example) that still persist to this day. further McManus delves into is...
  • Carol
    Jun 26, 2019
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    Sep 07, 2019
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  • Anne Morgan
    Jul 02, 2019
    Reading about World War II generally begins with the European theater: Normandy, the Battle of Britain, Dunkirk, etc. For Americans, Pearl Harbor may be as far into the Pacific theater as they go. Further reading generally focuses on the Navy and sea battles. So I was very interested t...
  • Nicholas
    Aug 29, 2019
    Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941 - 1943 by John C. McManus ( Dutton Caliber/Penguin Group; 2019) tells the often-forgotten history of the role of the Army in the Pacific Theater of World War II, because so much has been written (and filmed) about the exploits of...
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    Sep 08, 2019
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    Aug 03, 2019
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    Sep 05, 2019
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    Aug 03, 2019
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    Sep 09, 2019
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    Jun 25, 2019
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    Aug 31, 2019
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