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The Resource Retribution : the battle for Japan, 1944-45, Max Hastings

Retribution : the battle for Japan, 1944-45, Max Hastings

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Retribution : the battle for Japan, 1944-45
Title
Retribution
Title remainder
the battle for Japan, 1944-45
Statement of responsibility
Max Hastings
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A chronicle of the horrific final year of the Pacific war. By the summer of 1944 it was clear that Japan's defeat was inevitable, but how the victory would be achieved remained to be seen. Hastings gives us incisive portraits of the key figures--MacArthur, Nimitz, Mountbatten, Chiang Kai-shek, Mao, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. But he is equally adept in his portrayals of the ordinary soldiers and sailors--American, British, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese--caught in some of the war's bloodiest campaigns. Hastings discusses Japan's war against China--now all but forgotten in the West, MacArthur's follies in the Philippines, the Marines at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and the Soviet blitzkrieg in Manchuria. He analyzes the decision-making process that led to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki--which, he convincingly argues, ultimately saved lives. Finally, he delves into the Japanese wartime mind-set, which caused an otherwise civilized society to carry out atrocities that haunt the nation to this day.--From publisher description
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Hastings, Max
Dewey number
940.54/25
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767
LC item number
.H353 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hastings, Max
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Retribution : the battle for Japan, 1944-45, Max Hastings
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain as Nemesis: the battle for Japan, 1944-45 by HarperPress, ... London in 2007"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 559-586) and index
Contents
Dilemmas and decisions -- Japan: defying gravity -- The British in Burma -- Titans at sea -- America's return to the Philippines -- "Flowers of death" : Leyte Gulf -- Ashore: battle for the mountains -- China: dragon by the tail -- MacArthur on Luzon -- Bloody miniature: Iwo Jima -- Blockade: war underwater -- Burning a nation: Lemay -- The road past Mandalay -- Australians: "Bludging" and "Mopping up" -- Captivity and slavery -- Okinawa -- Mao's war -- Eclipse of empires -- The bombs -- Fantasy in Tokyo -- Reality at Hiroshima -- Manchuria: the Bear's claws -- The last act -- Legacies
Control code
ocn165479216
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxv, 615 p., [32] p. of plates:
Isbn
9780307263513
Lccn
2007034202
Other physical details
ill, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)165479216
Label
Retribution : the battle for Japan, 1944-45, Max Hastings
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain as Nemesis: the battle for Japan, 1944-45 by HarperPress, ... London in 2007"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 559-586) and index
Contents
Dilemmas and decisions -- Japan: defying gravity -- The British in Burma -- Titans at sea -- America's return to the Philippines -- "Flowers of death" : Leyte Gulf -- Ashore: battle for the mountains -- China: dragon by the tail -- MacArthur on Luzon -- Bloody miniature: Iwo Jima -- Blockade: war underwater -- Burning a nation: Lemay -- The road past Mandalay -- Australians: "Bludging" and "Mopping up" -- Captivity and slavery -- Okinawa -- Mao's war -- Eclipse of empires -- The bombs -- Fantasy in Tokyo -- Reality at Hiroshima -- Manchuria: the Bear's claws -- The last act -- Legacies
Control code
ocn165479216
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxv, 615 p., [32] p. of plates:
Isbn
9780307263513
Lccn
2007034202
Other physical details
ill, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)165479216

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