Stanley Sandler, one of America's most respected and best-kwn military historians, has brought together over 300 entries by some 200 specialists in the field to create the first encyclopedia specifically devoted to the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Extending far beyond battles and hardware, the coverage ranges from high policy-making, grand strategy, and the significant persons and battles of the conflict, to the organization of the Allied and Japanese divisions, aircraft, armor, artillery, psychological warfare, warships, and the home fronts, covering the interactions of each topic along the way.
Stanley Sandler is one of America's best-known military historians. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of London Department of War Studies, where he studied under the eminent military historian Sir Michael Howard. He was a Command historian for the US Army Special Operations Command for fourteen years and was a Visiting Professor in the History of Sea Power at the US Naval Academy. He will hold the Edwin Conquest '14 Chair in history at Virginia Military Institute, 1999-2000. Dr. Sandler has received numerous academic and professional awards, including a New York State Regents' Teaching Fellowship, a Smithsonian Post-Doctoral Fellowship and a Secretary of the Army Research and Writing Fellowship. His publications include The Emergence of The Modern Capital Ship (1979), Segregated Skies: The All-black USAAF Squadrons of World War II(1992), The Korean War: An Encyclopedia (Garland, 1995), and numerous articles in military history.