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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Like almost all other authors , we have retained zone times ( also known as “
local , ” “ real , ” or “ actual ” ' times ) in the narrative . Thus , December 7 , 1941 ,
was December 8 in Japan , and Pearl Harbor Day , a national holiday by imperial
Japan ' s inability to deal a death blow to this carrier force at Pearl Harbor would
hurt it more than anyone could have known at the time . Suggestions for Further
Reading Thomas David , The Battle of the Java Sea ( New York : Stein and Day ...
A total of 285 balloons were found in the United States , or otherwise known to
have arrived . The actual number will never be known . Balloons were found as
far north as Alaska , as far south as Mexico , and two as far east as Michigan .
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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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