To be published in the 60th anniversary year of the infamous
bombing of Pearl Harbor, Graveyards of the Pacific is Dr. Robert
Ballard''s compelling survey of the major WWII Pacific battlefields
and graveyards, including Midway, Guadalcanal, and Truk Lagoon.
This authoritative overview of the Pacific war begins with a
thrilling account of Ballard''s search for an elusive midget sub
sunk just prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and ends with the
American nuclear tests on Bikini Island, where captured German and
Japanese craft were scuttled.
Featuring rare archival photographs, firsthand accounts of
Ballard''s explorations, and the stories of survivors and
eyewitnesses to the Pacific conflicts, Graveyards of the Pacific
will be published to coincide with the national theatrical release
of the May 2001 film, Pearl Harbor. In this lavishly illustrated
and definitive book, Ballard, a pioneering marine scientist and
explorer best known for his discovery of the Titanic, has succeeded
in recreating a defining period in American history.