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Killing the rising sun : how America vanquished World War II Japan / Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.

O'Reilly, Bill, (author.). Dugard, Martin, (author.).

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  • 44 of 46 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 6 of 6 copies available at Beaufort County Library System.

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1 current hold with 46 total copies.

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Beaufort - Beaufort Branch 940.54252 ORE (Text) 0530010879076 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch 940.54252 ORE (Text) 0530004062242 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch 940.54252 ORE (Text) 0530005863095 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch 940.54252 ORE (Text) 0530005876189 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Lobeco Branch 940.54252 ORE (Text) 0530005629722 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch 940.54252 ORE (Text) 0530005879505 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627790628
  • ISBN: 1627790624
  • Physical Description: 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-303) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. This book takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, Harry Truman ascends to the presidency after FDR dies in office, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. This epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 9.0 16 186437
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japan.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Pacific Area.
Pacific Area > History, Military > 20th century.

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