[E-Book] ✓ The Color of War: How One Battle Broke Japan and Another Changed America | BY ✓ James Campbell #2020


  • Title: The Color of War: How One Battle Broke Japan and Another Changed America
  • Author: James Campbell
  • ISBN: 9780307461216
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Color of War: How One Battle Broke Japan and Another Changed America By James Campbell From the acclaimed World War II writer and author of The Ghost Mountain Boys, an incisive retelling of the key month, July 1944, that won the war in the pacific and ignited a whole new struggle on the home front In the pantheon of great World War II conflicts, the battle for Saipan is often forgotten Yet historian Donald Miller calls it as important to victory over JapaFrom the acclaimed World War II writer and author of The Ghost Mountain Boys, an incisive retelling of the key month, July 1944, that won the war in the pacific and ignited a whole new struggle on the home front In the pantheon of great World War II conflicts, the battle for Saipan is often forgotten Yet historian Donald Miller calls it as important to victory over Japan as the Normandy invasion was to victory over Germany For the Americans, defeating the Japanese came at a high price In the words of a Time magazine correspondent, Saipan was war at its grimmest On the night of July 17, 1944, as Admirals Ernest King and Chester Nimitz were celebrating the battle s end, the Port Chicago Naval Ammunition Depot, just thirty five miles northeast of San Francisco, exploded with a force nearly that of an atomic bomb The men who died in the blast were predominantly black sailors They toiled in obscurity loading munitions ships with ordnance essential to the US victory in Saipan Yet instead of honoring the sacrifice these men made for their country, the Navy blamed them for the accident, and when the men refused to handle ammunition again, launched the largest mutiny trial in US naval history.The Color of War is the story of two battles the one overseas and the one on America s home turf By weaving together these two narratives for the first time, Campbell paints a accurate picture of the cataclysmic events that occurred in July 1944 the month that won the war and changed America.
    James Campbell
    Author, adventurer and producer James Campbell is a native of Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife and three daughters He has written stories for Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Military History, Backpacker, Audubon, Field and Stream, and many other magazines and newspapers His first book, The Final Frontiersman was chosen by in 2004 as the 1 Outdoor title of the Year and one of the Top 50 books of the Year and by the Midwest Booksellers Association as one of the Top 2 nonfiction titles of the year His fascination with New Guinea and the war in the South Pacific led him to the story of the 32nd Division, the Ghost Mountain Boys, and his book of the same name In 2006, he followed the route of the Ghost Mountain Boys across New Guinea a journey that historians describe as one of the cruelest in military history and shot a documentary film in the process His story, Chasing Ghosts, about that expedition, which appeared in the May 2007 issue of Outside magazine, was chosen for The Best American Travel Writing 2008 The Ghost Mountain Boys Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea the Forgotten War of the South Pacific was chosen as a Book of the Month Club selection and History and Military BOMC selections It also won the 2008 RR Donnelley Literary Award, given for the highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author Campbell s newest book, Braving It A Father, A Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild will be released by Penguin Random House in May 2016.Campbell is the co Executive Producer of the Discovery Channel series, The Last Alaskans, which was inspired by his first book, The Final Frontiersman.

    The Color of War: How One Battle Broke Japan and Another Changed America By James Campbell

    Commentaires:

    itpdx
    This book is written the way I like history to be written while giving the overall picture, it gives us the stories of the regular people who lived the history I very much like to know what it was like to be there without being shot at, blown up, or being hungry and dehydrated myself James Campbell does an excellent job of this But I am still unconvinced that these two incidents belong together The book centers on the invasion of Saipan and the explosion at Port Chicago, California during ammuni [...]

    Elgin
    One of the best WWII books I have read in yearso fascinating and surprisingly related stories recounted in a masterful way This book tells the story of the invasion of Saipan, one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific, and the story of the black Navy sailors that worked as longshoremen loading the ammunition and bombs for the Pacific battles The Saipan story followed a few young 17 19 yrs old white men from the time of their induction in the Marines through the end of the battle and for those [...]

    Yiming
    This book was a nice history book about the battles Americans fought abroad and at home The aboard experience talks about Marines on Saipan, and the at home experience talks about Port Chicago I gave this book a low rating because the Saipan Port Chicago transitions are very choppy If you want something better, check out The Port Chicago 50 It s depth and focuses on the story .If you haven t read PC50, this book might be for you.

    Jana
    I set this book asidet because it wasn t good and worth finishing, but because after reading the horrible description of the explosions that passed from one ship to another and set the water on fire in Pearl Harbor not during the Japanese invasion, but afterward, when safety practices were ignored and Black enlisted sailors lives were sacrificed I couldn t bear to read on not right now with the way things are in our country I don t know if I will try again

    Jock Mcclees
    This book talks about the battle of Saipan and also the ammunition loading facility at Port Chicago on San Francisco Bay It is kind of 2 books in one It is the story of white soldiers fighting on the Pacific islands starting with the Marshall Islands and then primarily focusing on the invasion of Saipan.I have read some war stories but this one is one of the most graphic in terms of the hell that they experienced, not just during the shooting but in the living conditions or lack of them Why whit [...]

    Meg - A Bookish Affair
    This book is really made up of two stories The first story is that of the Battle of Saipan, a very decisive battle in the Pacific theater during World War II It was a hard fought battle that really turned around how the Americans were doing in the war against Japan The second story is that of the Port Chicago explosion, a much lesser known event that happened during World War II that happened at a Naval munition shipping port of sorts I actually had never heard of this event at least that I can [...]

    Murdo Morrison
    This review is for an Advance Proof copy of the book.The Color of War How One Battle Broke Japan and Another Changed America juxtaposes an account of the invasion of Saipan by American forces with that of a devastating explosion at Port Chicago, a munitions transfer depot in the Bay Area of California The central theme of the book is an examination of the effects of segregation in the American armed forces during World War 2 The author weaves a compelling story, using the personal stories of a n [...]

    Jennifer
    I received this book as a giveaway and am required by law to include that information in this review.Now, with that out of the way, a review I don t do a lot of pleasure reading, or at least, not as much as I would like as my job requires a lot of detailed reading My interest in this book was to see if it was something my husband would like to read He is very interested in historical World War II accounts.For the first 32 pages I didn t see a connection to World War II and race although I had re [...]

    David
    The Battle of Saipan is considered by those who are knowledgeable to be as important to the ultimate Allied victory over Japan as Normandy was in the ultimate victory over Germany This book explores the Battle and a little known tragedy in an ammo loading facility in Port Chicago in California At the facility, in early 1944, under the extreme pressure to get ammo to the Pacific, mistakes were made or, maybe, an early version of a small atomic bomb was detonated to gauge the damage and a huge exp [...]

    Barry
    This book provides an interesting glimpse into life for black Americans serving in the military during World War II Not only does it peel the cover off the military, it also provides a good look at attitudes and the treatment of black civilians in America Though the book appears to focus on incidents relating to a large ordnance explosion on the coast of California, it ends up encompassing far of the Pacific theater during the war While highly interesting, after a while I started wondering what [...]

    George
    This is really two independent books that come together only on July 17, 1944 On that date, Port Chicago Naval magazine exploded and the Japanese surrendered on Saipan while its leadership faced up to the idea that the war was lost I pretty much ignored the Saipan story as it discussed the tactics of capturing the island, palm tree by palm tree not my kind of story Port Chicago s story is a step on the US road to racial equality It was an excellent telling of that story That story is the US Navy [...]

    Olivia
    I won this book in a good reads giveaway It took me a while to get into this book which may in part be due to the fact that history books aren t usually what I read However, I thought the description of the explosion at Port Chicago and the trial afterwards were really interesting I found myself getting frustrated with the obvious racial relations and segregation that was occurring during WWII While I did have a harder time getting interested in the war component of the battle of Saigon, it was [...]

    Kimberly
    A free copy of this book was received from a First Reads giveaway.I enjoy reading about history, especially military history This book provided an interesting glimpse into a part of WWII which I hadn t seen before I was drawn into the book by the general topic and then my attention was grabbed by the individual stories which the author recounted The Battle was a very important event and the book shows it in the proper perspective It also provides good information on what it was like to work in a [...]

    Doug
    Campbell explores the stories of African American service men during WWII Many of the soldiers suffered due to attacks from angry groups of white soldiers who harassed the African American men when they went off base on leave They had to do dirty tasks that white service men did not want to do The book climaxes with a trial which resulted from African American Navy men refusing to work under very dangerous conditions Thurgood Marshal is among those who come to their defense This is a little know [...]

    Vince
    Well written and well documented look into both the Battle for Saipan and the explosions that rocked Port Chicago leading to the death of many ammunition loaders of African descent Both battles were important, one was a needed step towards victory over Japan and the other was a needed step towards full equality in the armed services Worth reading especially if you like a lateral view of history and like to appreciate the interconnectedness of events.I received this book for free as a review copy [...]

    Michelle
    A part of history that I never knewheartbreaking, tragic, and hard to understand based on today s world A must read for history students Campbell spells out the story and the reader feels like there were there with the soldiers seeing what they are seeing, feeling what they are feeling Thanks to for providing my copy.

    Jack
    Very insightful A look at WWII history from a different perspective men who WANTED to fight for their freedom, but the culture would not let them Pres Truman would change that just a few years later.

    Felicia
    I won this book from first reads I put this book to read since me and my son had been talking about WWII I thought this book took you into the heart of the people at the time I thought it was great.

    Matthew Thompson
    they better be teaching this in US history classes now, i can t believe i grew up in the east bay and never heard of port chicago until reading this book.

    Hildegart
    First reads book This was a really good book and I liked how it looked at the experiences of African American troops in WWII Definitely a book that should be read if you enjoy WWII history.

    Carl
    Good look at the racial issues that came up in WWII I was impressed to see the adversity minorities overcame.

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