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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The joint chiefs were particularly alarmed by her visit , for she made no secret that
she thought America ' s “ Europefirst ” decision an error that she intended to have
corrected . Probably the highlight of the visit was her address to a joint session ...
Japan Surrenders The Emperor and the Japanese Cabinet Peace Feelers The
Decision to Surrender Never Look Back The saga of Japanese surrender both
begins and ends with the attitude and influence of the emperor , which must be ...
Immediate surrender was the only means to assure that Japan would live on as a
unified nation after the conflict . When the emperor finished speaking , the
decision had been made . Many of those assembled left in tears . The official
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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
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