Ronald H. Spector is an award-winning scholar of modern military history and has taught at the National War College and the US Army War College. A frequent contributor to scholarly journals, his publications include In the Ruins of Empire: The Japanese Surrender and the Battle for Postwar Asia and After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Vietnam. He is professor of history and international affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.
"Spector has done the impossible and done it with dazzling
brilliance. Mining a warehouse of material with absolute control,
he has produced a superbly readable, insightful, gripping, unbiased
one-volume history of the American-Japanese war that is at the same
time a glorious celebration of the American spirit."
--Clay Blair, Washington Post Book World
"The best one-volume history of that complex conflict. . . . No
future book on the Pacific war will be written without paying due
tribute to Eagle Against The Sun."
--Drew Middleton, The New York Times "Excellent. . . . Likely to be for a long time to come the standard, comprehensive history of the Pacific Ocean War."
--Russell E. Weigley, Distinguished University Professor of History, Temple University