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Ronald H. Spector

Ronald H. Spector graduated from John Hopkins University and received his PhD from Yale University. He served with the US Marines in Vietnam and was a Senior Fulbright scholar in India during 1977 and 1978. A frequent contributor to scholarly journals, his publications include: In the Ruins of Empire: The Japanese Surrender and the Battle for Postwar Asia (2007); Professors of War: The Naval War College and the Development of the Naval Profession (2005); At War At Sea: Sailors and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century (2002); and After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Vietnam (1994). He is professor of history and international affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.
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Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars, politicians, and the military men, presents a thrilling narrative of American war in the Pacific. Spector reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy and offers some provocative interpretations. He shows that the dual advance across the Pacific by MacArthur and Nimitz was less a product of strategic...
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