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Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan
Killing the Rising Sun How America Vanquished World War II Japan Author:Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard Autumn 1944. 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. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropi... more »cal-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.
Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. 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. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same page-turning 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.« less
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As usual, Bill O'Rielly does not disappoint. Fascinating and intriguing would not be an overstatement. I was spellbound while reading this book as the historical significance of the events in this book tell a multi-leveled perspective of WWII. Contained within the book there are at least 5 stories of events leading up to and in the occurrence of WWII. Although very few facts of the war in Europe are contained in this book, the war of the Pacific is highly detailed. Caution: Not a book for the week of heart, as there are many grueling details within in the book. So be prepared. I am confident that Bill will publish a children's edition of this book and it will be interesting to see just how its written.