Never Look Back: A History of World War II in the Pacific
50 years ago, Japan attacked Pearl Harbour and brought a reluctant America into World War II. Armed with fresh materials, which have become available only in the last decade, Renzi and Roehrs take a critical look at the decisive Japanese-American episodes in "The Great Pacific War". Unlike standard histories of World War II, "Never Look Back" includes the Japanese perspective, bringing to light challenging facts: in "Operation Flying Elephant" the Japanese attempted to cause forest fires in the American West by releasing hydrogen-filled balloons. When Americans of Japanese ancestry were interned during the conflict, word reached Japan of their plight and resulted in even greater mistreatment of American POWs in Japan. It is argued that Japan did not surrender because of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or because of the conventional firebombing or because of the US submarine campaign, but because the USSR entered the war.
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President Roosevelt remained calm , despite telephone calls from congressmen
urging that the West Coast be abandoned and that battle lines ... The military
wished to surround the White House with tanks , but this Roosevelt wisely
Roosevelt was running for an unprecedented fourth term as president . Stressing
his ... Sailing on the heavy cruiser Baltimore , via San Diego , Roosevelt reached
Pearl Harbor on July 26 , 1944 , for a conference with MacArthur and Nimitz .
Roosevelt reputedly wondered aloud if his government might not find a substitute
for Chiang , although if he did have such thoughts , no action was taken , even
though it was known in Washington that Madame Chiang ' s ambitious and very ...
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Although presented as a history of the Pacific War from the Japanese point of view and a work that should provide new insights for Americans, this book by late historian Renzi fails to offer any new ... Read full review
Planning Operation Hawaii
From Pearl Harbor to Java
Coral Sea and Midway
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