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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Worse , in early December 1937 , Japanese planes flying from an aircraft carrier
deliberately sunk the American gunboat Panay in the Yangtze River . American
President Franklin Roosevelt was outraged . He gave a speech calling on ...
Then President Roosevelt , in conjunction with Admiral King and General Henry
Arnold of the Army Air Corps , conceived the idea of bombing Tokyo , using
planes flying from an aircraft carrier . This was a grave risk ; it would entail the
use of ...
The joint chiefs and the president had more pressing matters at hand . Should the
next target be the Philippines , which MacArthur was now ready to approach , or
should the islands be bypassed in favor of seizing Okinawa , and perhaps ...
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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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