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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All this dismayed the American Navy ; it also disturbed Yamamoto , for the
emperor proceeded to proclaim that the conflict was at an end , while his chief
Pearl Harbor targets , the American aircraft carriers , still roamed the Pacific .
He even claimed that while chief of staff in the early 1930s , he had uncovered
secret navy plans to isolate the army commanders in the Pacific and win the war
unaided . MacArthur himself did not understand , at least at first , the basic ...
Consequently , in March 1942 General Joseph Stilwell arrived in Chiang ' s
capital , Chungking , to serve as chief of staff of the Chinese Army . In effect he
was second in command , second only to Generalissimo Chiang himself . Stilwell
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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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