The Color of War - How One Battle Broke Japan and Another Changed America-logo

The Color of War - How One Battle Broke Japan and Another Changed America

James Campbell

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Genres:

History

Description:

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 U.S. victory in Saipan. Yet instead of honoring the sacrifice these men made for their country, the Navy blamed them for the accident, and when they refused to handle ammunition again, launched the largest mutiny trial in U.S. naval history. The Color of War, then, is the story of two battles, the one overseas and the other on America's home turf. By weaving together these two narratives for the first time ever, the author hopes to paint a more accurate picture of the cataclysmic events that occurred in July 1944-the month that won the war and changed America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

13h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

07:48


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

32:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

34:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

32:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

30:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

35:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

46:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

38:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:25