New Book Details ‘Showdown in the Pacific War: Nimitz and Yamamoto’

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Ronald E. Martell’s book chronicles events precipitating and battles fought during early months of Pacific War

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His fascination with history, coupled with his extensive research about the Pacific War inspired author Ronald E. Martell to carve his name in the literary world, while sharing a history refresher. “Showdown in the Pacific War” (published by Xlibris) is an eye-opening narrative that will help readers appreciate the dedicated men who served both the United States and the Empire of Japan, with honor and patriotism, during the Pacific War.

Using the literary devise of a fictional meeting of two high-ranking officers who served on the staffs of Admirals Chester W. Nimitz and Isoroku Yamamoto, this narrative allows readers to come to know the men engaged in the momentous events of the war, especially those who planned and directed the war’s first battles on land, at sea and in the air.

“Showdown in the Pacific War” tells in vivid detail the story of the deteriorating relations between the United States and the Empire of Japan from the time of the 1922 Washington Naval Disarmament Treaty; to Japan’s war with China; U. S. imposition of sanctions cutting off Japan's sources of critical war materials; the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; the ensuing battles and campaigns of Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal; and ends with the death of Yamamoto in April 1943.

“Showdown in the Pacific War” focuses on the character and motivation of those engaged in the war in the Pacific while presenting, in an even-handed fashion, the historical events written with the attention to detail required in explaining military history accurately, yet in an easy to read form.

“Showdown in the Pacific War”
By Ronald E. Martell
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 454 pages | ISBN 9781503539693
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 454 pages | ISBN 9781503539709
E-Book | 454 pages | ISBN 9781503539716
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ronald E. Martell is a native Minnesotan and an honors graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, whose distinguished career as one of the nation’s leading construction law practitioners, arbitrators and mediators prepared him well to research and write “Showdown in the Pacific War.”

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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