The author, a combat veteran of the Pacific War, explains why five major Pacific War battles were not needed to defeat the Japanese, hence resulting in more than 100,000 tragically needless U.S. casualties. The author participated in most of these battles, thus is able to offer a first-hand account of what went wrong.
|Publisher:||90 Day Wonder Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)|
About the Author
Leon Cooper was Boat Group Commander of his ship, leading Higgins Boats carrying assault troops in invasions of a number of Japanese-held islands. He has had a varied career in civilian life: inventor, with patented products used throughout the world, including one that tests fire alarm systems aboard all commercial aircraft; CEO of his own computer company; CFO of major corporations; now a successful writer, including co-author of an award-winning screenplay.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Nobody interested in the 1942-45 war in the Pacific should neglect Leon Cooper's book, which asks vital questions about the destructive unended rivalry between the commands of General MacArthur and Admiral Nimitz, about lessons not learned from slaughter at Tarawa and Peleliu, about the failure of knowledge from the Manhattan Project to alter island-hopping after the Marianas Islands, and about dependence on the unreliable B-29s that could have spared one or more from the trio of Marianas, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.