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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In July 1941 the Japanese decided on further actions , but this time the United
States reacted sharply . First , Konoye resigned and then reconstructed his
government in a single day , dropping the troublesome Matsuoka as foreign
minister and ...
Paradoxically , Yamamoto had lived in the United States , admired American
culture , and believed that Japan probably could not win a protracted conflict with
the United States . Born in 1884 , Yamamoto was a graduate of Japan ' s naval ...
divisions Air Corps , 119 , 153 , 168 United States Marine Corps , 92 , 95 – 97 Iwo
Jima and , 168 Okinawa and , 170 , 173 – 74 United States Merchant Marine ,
124 , 125 United States military , interservice rivalry in , 93 , 171 United States ...
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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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