Rising Star Setting Sun

Rising Star Setting Sun

Rising Star Setting Sun

After winning the presidency by a razor-thin victory on November 8, 1960, over Richard Nixon, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s former vice president, John F. Kennedy became the thirty-fifth president of the United States. But beneath the stately veneers of both Ike and JFK, there was a complex and consequential rivalry. In Rising Star, Setting Sun, John T. Shaw focuses on the intense ten-week transition between JFK’s electoral victory and his inauguration on January 20, 1961. In just over two months, America would transition into a new age, and nowhere was it more marked that in the generational and personal difference between these two men and their dueling visions for the country they led. The former general espoused frugality, prudence, and stewardship. The young political wu¨nderkid embodied dramatic themes and sweeping social change. Extensively researched and eloquently written, Shaw paints a vivid picture of what Time called a “turning point in the twentieth century” as Americans today find themselves poised on the cusp of another watershed moment in our nation’s history.

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Genre : History
Author : John T Shaw
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-05-01
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781681778099


Blazing Star Setting Sun

Blazing Star Setting Sun

From popular Pacific Theatre expert Jeffrey R. Cox comes this insightful new history of the critical Guadalcanal and Solomons campaign at the height of World War II. His previous book, Morning Star, Rising Sun, had found the US Navy at its absolute nadir and the fate of the Enterprise, the last operational US aircraft carrier at this point in the war, unknown. This new volume completes the history of this crucial campaign, combining detailed research with a novelist's flair for the dramatic to reveal exactly how, despite missteps and misfortunes, the tide of war finally turned. By the end of February 1944, thanks to hard-fought and costly American victories in the first and second naval battles of Guadalcanal, the battle of Empress Augusta Bay, and the battle of Cape St George, the Japanese would no longer hold the materiel or skilled manpower advantage. From this point on, although the war was still a long way from being won, the American star was unquestionably on the ascendant, slowly, but surely, edging Japanese imperialism towards its sunset. Jeffrey Cox's analysis and attention to detail of even the smallest events are second to none. But what truly sets this book apart is how he combines this microscopic attention to detail, often unearthing new facts along the way, with an engaging style that transports the reader to the heart of the story, bringing the events on the deep blue of the Pacific vividly to life.

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Genre : History
Author : Jeffrey Cox
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2020-06-25
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9781472840448


Blazing Star Setting Sun

Blazing Star Setting Sun

From popular Pacific Theatre expert Jeffrey R. Cox comes this insightful new history of the critical Guadalcanal and Solomons campaign at the height of World War II. His previous book, Morning Star, Rising Sun, had found the US Navy at its absolute nadir and the fate of the Enterprise, the last operational US aircraft carrier at this point in the war, unknown. This new volume completes the history of this crucial campaign, combining detailed research with a novelist's flair for the dramatic to reveal exactly how, despite missteps and misfortunes, the tide of war finally turned. By the end of February 1944, thanks to hard-fought and costly American victories in the first and second naval battles of Guadalcanal, the battle of Empress Augusta Bay, and the battle of Cape St George, the Japanese would no longer hold the materiel or skilled manpower advantage. From this point on, although the war was still a long way from being won, the American star was unquestionably on the ascendant, slowly, but surely, edging Japanese imperialism towards its sunset. Jeffrey Cox's analysis and attention to detail of even the smallest events are second to none. But what truly sets this book apart is how he combines this microscopic attention to detail, often unearthing new facts along the way, with an engaging style that transports the reader to the heart of the story, bringing the events on the deep blue of the Pacific vividly to life.

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Genre : History
Author : Jeffrey Cox
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2020-06-25
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9781472840455


The Setting Of The Rising Sun

The Setting Of The Rising Sun

The first complete history of Japanese military aviation from its beginnings until 1945.

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Genre : History
Author : Terry C. Treadwell
Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
Release : 2010-12-15
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781445637099


Campaign Of The Century

Campaign Of The Century

Based on massive new research, a compelling and surprising account of the twentieth century's closest election The 1960 presidential election between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon is one of the most frequently described political events of the twentieth century, yet the accounts to date have been remarkably unbalanced. Far more attention is given to Kennedy's side than to Nixon's. The imbalance began with the first book on that election, Theodore White’s The Making of the President 1960—in which (as he later admitted) White deliberately cast Kennedy as the hero and Nixon as the villain—and it has been perpetuated in almost every book since then. Few historians have attempted an unbiased account of the election, and none have done the archival research that Irwin F. Gellman has done. Based on previously unused sources such as the FBI's surveillance of JFK and the papers of Leon Jaworski, vice-presidential candidate Henry Cabot Lodge, and many others, this book presents the first even-handed history of both the primary campaigns and the general election. The result is a fresh, engaging chronicle that shatters long†‘held myths and reveals the strengths and weaknesses of both candidates.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Irwin F. Gellman
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2022-01-04
Total Pages : 480 Pages
ISBN : 9780300245035


Rising Sun

Rising Sun

In a novel set within the arena of volatile Japanese-American relations, business moguls compete for control of the international electronics industry

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Michael Crichton
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 1993
Total Pages : 399 Pages
ISBN : 9780345380371


Liberal Party Of Great Britain

Liberal Party Of Great Britain

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Genre : Great Britain
Author : M. Kathleen Jones
Publisher :
Release : 1983
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:10090611


The Setting Sun

The Setting Sun

Novel of present day Japan. Reaction of an upper-class family to the war and the resultant cultural impact.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : 治·太宰
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release : 1968
Total Pages : 175 Pages
ISBN : 0811200329


Rising Sun Falling Skies

Rising Sun Falling Skies

Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese offensive in the Far East seemed unstoppable. Allied forces engaged in a futile attempt to halt their rapid advance, culminating in the massed fleet of American, British, Dutch, and Australian forces (ABDA) clashing with the Japanese at the battle of the Java Sea – the first major sea battle of World War II in the Pacific. But, in a campaign crippled by poor leadership and disastrous decisions, the Allied response was catastrophic, losing their largest warships and their tenuous toe-hold in the south Pacific within the first 72 hours of the battle. This defeat left ground troops cut off from reinforcement and supply, with obsolete equipment, no defense against endless Japanese air attacks, and with no chance of retreat. However, although command decisions were to condemn the Allies to defeat, the Allied goal was never an outright victory, simply a delaying action. Facing a relentless and thoroughly vicious enemy, the combined forces responded not by running or surrendering, but by defiantly holding on in a struggle that was as much a test of character, bravery, and determination as it was a test of arms, ultimately costing the Allies ten vessels and the lives of 2,100 brave sailors. In Rising Sun, Falling Skies, Jeffrey Cox examines the events and evidence surrounding the Java Sea Campaign, reconstructing battles that in hindsight were all but hopeless and revealing where fatal mistakes and missed opportunities condemned the Allied forces in an insightful and compelling study of the largely overlooked clash in the Java Sea.

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Genre : History
Author : Jeffrey Cox
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2014-03-20
Total Pages : 504 Pages
ISBN : 9781472808332


Astronomia Accurata

Astronomia Accurata

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Genre : Astronomy
Author : Robert Heath
Publisher :
Release : 1760
Total Pages : 412 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015069407354