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 emperor remained silent and listened as his service chiefs outlined the need
for war . Another conference was held on September 6 , and the emperor had the
meeting prefaced with a statement to the effect that there was too much ...
Mitchell found few supporters among the naval planners , who still adhered firmly
to the battleship theories promulgated by Alfred T . Mahan . The prevailing
thought among the American naval planners remained the same : the American
Koiso tried to rally support , but even the emperor remained neutral . Kido then
indicated imperial displeasure with the current regime . On April 5 Koiso returned
the seals of office . Another cabinet crisis was at hand . On that same day word ...
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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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