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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
Title variation
Battle for Japan, 1944-45
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the summer of 1944 it was clear that Japan's defeat was inevitable, but how the drive to victory would be achieved remained to be seen. The ensuing drama--that ended in Japan's utter devastation--was acted out across the vast stage of Asia. In recounting the saga of this time and place, Max Hastings gives us incisive portraits of the theater's 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. With unprecedented insight, 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
Summary
A chronicle of the final year in the Pacific war offers portraits of key figures in the efforts to defeat Japan and discusses such topics as the road to Allied victory, Japan's war against China, and the decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2008.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
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226282
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Hastings, Max
Dewey number
940.54/25
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767
LC item number
.H353 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hastings, Max
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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the battle for Japan, 1944-45
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 -- Manchuria : the Bear's claws -- The last act -- Legacies
Control code
ocn232980466
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xxv, 615 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307275363
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)232980466
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 -- Manchuria : the Bear's claws -- The last act -- Legacies
Control code
ocn232980466
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xxv, 615 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307275363
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)232980466

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