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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Homes went without coal for heating , pneumonia became commonplace , pipes
froze , and sanitation was difficult , particularly for city dwellers . Long lines at
markets became common . Any neighbor with a close relative who owned a farm
Few complained , but Tojo , chief of the army general staff as well as premier and
minister of the army , obviously did not endear himself to the working population ,
especially when the sevenday work week became common . Women for the ...
A graduate of UCLA with a degree in zoology , on Pearl Harbor day she became
an enemy alien . Iva Ikuko Toguri avoided being sent to a detention camp by
volunteering to do English - language propaganda broadcasts for the Japanese .
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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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