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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And , perhaps above all , he was preoccupied by the possibility of sabotage . It is
true that over 140 , 000 Americans of Japanese ancestry lived on Oahu alone ,
although most were native - born U . S . citizens . Having been impressed with ...
Perhaps partially due to an overly doting mother ( she had lived on post at the
Point during his four years as a cadet ) , he was sadly involved with his own ego ,
and reliable evidence indicates that he was suicidal by the 1930s . Forced in
Some women , perhaps victims of wartime propaganda , nonetheless husbanded
poison capsules especially issued by the government . Or perhaps they
anticipated the sort of treatment Japan would have given a conquered nation
under the ...
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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
Planning Operation Hawaii
From Pearl Harbor to Java
Coral Sea and Midway
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