Toll, Ian W

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Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944–1945

Fans of Toll’s previous volumes will enjoy this book. World War II experts may find this work redundant, since it uses previously published materials. However, casual enthusiasts will appreciate as it compiles those works thoroughly.

The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942–1944

Toll successfully captures the drama and excitement of the Pacific War. Readers of military history will anticipate the final volume in this excellent history that should be a part of every library's collection on World War II. [See Prepub Alert, 3/23/15.]

Pacific Crucible

Well documented—albeit from previously published materials—and well written. Experienced World War II history buffs may bypass if they feel no need to read another retelling of this phase of the Pacific War, but nonspecialists and general readers will want to consider it. (Photos and index not seen.) [See roundups of new titles in military history in the October 1 and October 15 issues of LJ.—Ed.]—Daniel K. Blewett, Coll. of DuPage Lib., Glen Ellyn, IL

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