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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If the emperor objected to any particular military stratagem , the army , via the
time - honored doctrine of gekokujo , could simply declare that the emperor was
being ill - advised and that true obedience dictated the course the military had ...
Early in 1937 Hirohito resolved to stem further military adventures . He ignored
tradition by appointing a nobleman , Prince Fumimaro Konoye , as premier .
Konoye was in every way an unusual choice . One of the emperor ' s few
In the CBI theater the only real Allied military successes were in Burma . There
the British were desperate to regain the initiative against the Japanese . They
had lost Burma in early 1942 , thereby giving the Japanese empire a border on
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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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