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Books on the US' island hopping campaign and the Battle of the Phillipine Sea?

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  1. USS Washington

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    Any good recommendations? Please and Thanks.
     
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    "Strong Men Armed: The United States Marines Against Japan" by Robert Leckie. Yes, the Robert Leckie portarayed in the series the Pacific.

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1231424.Strong_Men_Armed

    "Red Sun Setting: The Battle of the Philippine Sea" by William T. Y'Blood

    Good book for covering the battle, not so much for some of his conclusions.

    Morrison's "The Two-Ocean War: A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War" gives a good general history of naval operations in the Pacific (and the Atlantic/Med). You have to understand the naval war to provide proper context for the ground war, in the pacific they were too interrelated. Has a good short section on the Phillipine Sea.
     
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    I've added Hyperwar to my 'favorites' folder and I put some of the suggested books on my Amazon wishlist, thank you all for the responses.
     

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