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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Prelude to Conflict Japan Comes of Age Japanese - American Relations after
1900 Japan ' s Growing Military Commitment in China The Drift toward War with
the United States The year 1868 was as dramatic and important in Japanese
The Japanese joined the imperialist bandwagon , but they did so rather late in
the game . In a certain sense , it might be argued that World War II in the Pacific
was , at least in the first instance , nothing more than the logical extension of ...
nia , urged on by native jingoists including the Oakland - born novelist Jack
London , all but declared war on Japan . In part the jingoists focused on the "
yellow peril , " which the Japanese were sometimes made to exemplify
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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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