Title: The Great Pacific War : A History of the American-Japanese Campaign of 1931-33. Second American Edition, black cloth in dustjacket
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1932, 1932
Seller ID: 76219
BYWATER, Hector C. The Great Pacific War : A History of the American-Japanese Campaign of 1931-33. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932. Second American Edition. Pp. (6),vii-ix,(3),-321,(3). 8vo, blue cloth cover with orange-red lettering to spine and orange red rising sun illustration to front cover. With map end-papers at front.
Hector Charles Bywater (b. October 21, 1884 in London – d. August 16- 17 (?), 1940 in London, possibly murdered) was a British journalist and military writer.
"In his 1921 book Sea-Power in the Pacific : A Study of the American-Japanese Naval Problem, he predicted naval conflict between Imperial Japan and the United States and expanded the topic further in 1925 book The Great Pacific War. Here Bywater correctly predicted many actions of the Japanese and the Americans, including the Japanese drive to win the "Decisive Battle" and the US island-hopping campaign." The Great Pacific War was published again in Boston, 1942 as The Great Pacific War : A Historic Prophecy Now Being Fulfilled.
"When Mr. Hector Bywater published in 1925 his fictional history of an American-Japanese War, he based his naval and military operations upon the armed strength and equipment of the two nations as conditions at the time and known plans for the future indicated would exist to-day. The present situation in the Pacific renews in striking degree the interest and significance of Mr. Bywater's story. The work of a recognized British naval expert, based on exhaustive infonmation intelligently and logically handled, The Great Pacific War is one of the most important books that the thinking and patriotic American can read at this time. The publishers feel that, by the timely reissue of this volume, a substantial service may be rendered to our better understanding of the present situation in the Pacific, and to the cause of peace, not only in that area, but throughout the world." - the Publishers' Note.
Owner's name in ink to flyleaf, faint staining to inner margin of pages 184-5 where a flower has been pressed, slight wear to edges of spine and corners, else very good and attractive in lightly edgeworn but bright and unclipped dustjacket. 300.00