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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He never used a camera in his work and aroused no suspicions , at least none
outside the Japanese consulate . Yoshikawa was quietly repatriated with the rest
of the Japanese diplomatic personnel posted to the United States when war
King also proved to be very distrustful of the British and never revealed America '
s Pacific strategy to them ; he also contested the Europe - first decision at every
turn , often in a highly abrasive fashion . The war in the Pacific was fought in a ...
Indeed , he never headed a regime in the capital of China , Peking , which would
almost certainly have brought him diplomatic recognition as head of government
by the Western powers . And Sun himself seemed to oscillate between periods ...
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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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