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 deepest portion of Pearl Harbor , battleship row , was only forty - two feet
deep . For the moment Yamamoto shelved the idea . His interest revived
suddenly early in November of 1940 when the British Mediterranean fleet
executed a ...
Roberta Wohlsetter ' s Pearl Harbor : Warning and Decision ( Stanford , CA :
Stanford University Press , 1962 ) gives the American background of the attack .
A . A . Hoehling , The Week before Pearl Harbor ( New York : Norton , 1963 )
It is a testament both to the influence of Admiral Yamamoto and to the desperate
situation in which Japan found itself that the leaders decided to support the strike
on the fleet at Pearl Harbor . Never in the nation ' s past had the Imperial Navy ...
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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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