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Posted January 21, 2012
A very enjoyable read
I found this to be a very engaging book. While it's primary focus is the mission to shoot down Yamamoto's flight, it does a very thorough job of covering the principal figures' histories to help support the authors findings regarding the truth behind who actaully shot down Yamamoto.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I highly recommend this book.
Posted March 30, 2011
Posted June 18, 2007
Not just about the mission to get Yamamoto
A better title might be 'A Brief History of the War in the Pacific.' The vast majority of the book is a summary of the war in the pacific up to April 1943 -- and that is a good thing. So, while only a small part of the book is devoted to the mission itself and the controversy that occurred after, I thought the author did a good job of putting the mission in the proper context of the conflict up to that point in the war. The only criticism that I have (and it's minor) is his choice of providing explanations to certain military terms. Presumably, most readers will be military history buffs and will certainly know, for example, that an ¿ace¿ fighter pilot is one that has five confirmed kills. Yet the author mentions this no less than three times at different points in the book. At the same time, the author makes references to attacks in ¿regimental size¿ ¿ a term that can have different meanings depending on the army being discussed. Make no mistake however, this is a very good book and is a perfect reintroduction to an important chapter of our fighting history.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 2, 2012
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