Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan
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KRMD said "Killing the Rising Sun" is an Outstanding Historical Book, which is Decidedly Interesting, Informative, and Thought-Provoking. During one of his recent Factor programs, Bill O'Reilly announced that his new book with Martin Dugard is entitled "Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan." I have been eagerly awaiting the availability of this book, because World War II is generally considered to have been the most wide-ranging and devastating man-made catastrophe in history, with an absolutely staggering death toll, and with lessons that must never be forgotten. This book specifically examines the Pacific Theater, and it places special emphasis and focus on the painstaking analysis, difficult judgement calls, a. Contextual, Historical Publication Dr. Keith J. Wise This book details the horror of war in the Pacific. As O'Reilly notes, the Japanese had honed their skill at torture and conquest. The loss of life increased in the Pacific as the American "island hopped" in seeking to reach Japan. I think this book is in "context" of the time of the events. If one reads the social conditions in America at the time, the majority of our young males were at war and fewer and fewer eligible draftees were available. The controversy of dropping the bomb was correct, since it saved both American and Japanese lives. McArthur was a genius in subduing and showing mercy as he skillf. Bev Carr said A great read that should be mandatory. Both my husband and I have read it. We both liked it tremendously. It should be mandatory reading for high school/college students. It is so true that if we don't remember history IT WILL REPEAT ITSELF. This is the first book we have read that has taken a proper and thorough look at the emperor and his true involvement in the war. Truman did the right thing. We now know other countries were also developing the same weapons. Would they have done any different? Absolutely not.
Autumn 1944. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Told in the same pause-resistant style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender despite a massive and mounting death toll. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. The powerful and riveting new audiobook in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office, and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor