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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lutely certain that this deadline cannot be changed , because after November 29
things are automatically going to happen " ( emphasis added ) . Here was as
clear an indication as would ever be had that a war plan was afoot and by
He kept largely to himself , and most of his intelligence to Tokyo consisted simply
of reporting things like what ships were in the harbor at any particular moment .
He never used a camera in his work and aroused no suspicions , at least none ...
He therefore displayed a natural interest in things Chinese . In FDR ' s case , the
interest stemmed from familial connections with that nation . His mother ' s family ,
the Delanos , had made their fortune during the nineteenth century in the China ...
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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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