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Ian W. Toll

Ian W. Toll is the author of Pacific Crucible, The Conquering Tide, and Six Frigates, winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award and the William E. Colby Award. He lives in San Francisco and New York.

Books by Ian W. Toll

  1. Book CoverThe Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942–1944


    A New York Times Bestseller

    "A beautiful blend of history and prose and proves again Mr. Toll’s mastery of the naval-war narrative." —Wall Street JournalMore

  2. Book CoverPacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942


    Winner of the Northern California Book Award for Nonfiction

    "Both a serious work of history…and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative." —San Francisco ChronicleMore

  3. Book CoverSix Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy


    "A fluent, intelligent history...give[s] the reader a feel for the human quirks and harsh demands of life at sea."—New York Times Book ReviewMore