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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The atomic bomb , America ' s most secret project during the war , was in large
part made possible by Hitler ' s racial bigotry . Individual American physicists had
undertaken nuclear research in the 1930s , but their efforts were uncoordinated ...
The standard work on the Manhattan Project is Richard Rhodes , The Making of
the Atomic Bomb ( New York : Simon & Schuster , 1986 ) , which is better on the
physics and personalities than on the politics involved . Any student of nuclear ...
No one in Tokyo was sure it was really an atomic explosion , so the head of
Japan ' s own atomic bomb project , Dr . Yoshio Nishina ( later a Nobel Prize
winner ) , was dispatched to the city . He surveyed it from the air and then
inspected 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
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