The Battle of Okinawa: The Blood and the Bomb

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On the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a new edition of the landmark text on the greatest land battle of the Pacific War—with a new afterword by the author

More people perished during the battle of Okinawa than in the ensuing atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. The Battle of Okinawa is a stunning account of the last major campaign of World War II and the largest land-sea-air engagement in history. Superbly researched and extraordinarily detailed, this ...

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Overview

On the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a new edition of the landmark text on the greatest land battle of the Pacific War—with a new afterword by the author

More people perished during the battle of Okinawa than in the ensuing atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. The Battle of Okinawa is a stunning account of the last major campaign of World War II and the largest land-sea-air engagement in history. Superbly researched and extraordinarily detailed, this masterpiece of military history is told at the level of the participants themselves, soldiers and civilians alike. This gripping read examines the disastrous collision of three disparate cultures—American, Japanese, and Okinawan—and paints an unforgettable picture of men at war while providing the context for understanding one of the most ominous events of the past century: the decision to drop the atomic bomb.

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"A skillful narrative of combat history . . . exceedingly vivid." --New York Times Book Review
 
"Deeply moving . . . Unless we know of Okinawa and its beleaguered people, we know precious little of World War II." --Studs Terkel
 
"A classic . . . a meticulously researched account." --Robert Massie
 
"[A] great book. Feifer's account of the three sides and their experiences far surpasses most books about war. His work is a credit to journalism, history and the United States." --Stephen E. Ambrose
 
"More than a military history, [this book] is also a supremely important, heartrending chronicle of the human condition." --San Francisco Chronicle
 
"Short of having been there, Feifer's book is as close as we are likely to come to experiencing those terrible three months in the spring of 1945." --Newsday

 
"Brilliantly told . . . an uncompromising look at the inhumanity on both sides of the Pacific war." --Houston Chronicle
 
 

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In the Battle of Okinawa, the largest land-sea-air battle in history, more than 150,000 non-combatants were killed. This perfect-bound volume contains descriptions of the battle from the perspectives of American and Japanese soldiers and the Okinawan civilians caught between them. Drawing upon interviews with survivors, journalist Feifer presents a history of the battle and discusses how it led up to the decision to use the Atomic bomb. This book was originally published in 1992 as Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762772797
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 466,983
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

George Feifer is the author of many successful books, including The Battle of Okinawa, originally published as Tennozan: The Battle of Okinawa and the Atomic Bomb and a New York Times Notable Book; Moscow Farewell, a Book of the Month Club Main Selection; and The Girl from Petrovka, the basis of a Hollywood film. He has written for the New Republic, the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and the Saturday Evening Post

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    I sps ent 5 and I/2 years there I can understand why the milita

    I sps ent 5 and I/2 years there I can understand why the military still did not want the pilots going into the caves on Okinawa and it had been over fifty years since the war ended.



    Great book1

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