I just finished reading this one. It was good enough that I flew threw it very quickly. The book is a very good history of the Japanese Kamikazes. It made interesting reading given the current state of affairs (with regards to modern suicide tactics). As I read the book, I could certainly see how the Japanese turned to such a tatic. The entire war had turned against them. There were virtually no Navy warships left, the allied forces were taking over the Philippines, and B29 bombers were hitting the home-land. Desperation and determination were the key concepts. My only problem with the book was the use of vocabulary. I found that the author (needlessly) uses a lot of words which one might see on a standardized test.