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Beaufort - St. Helena Branch 940.54252 LEC (Text) 0530009919354 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0140173897
  • ISBN: 9780140173895
  • ISBN: 067084716X
  • ISBN: 9780670847167
  • Physical Description: x, 220 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1996.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Originally published: New York: Viking, 1995.
Formatted Contents Note:
Why Okinawa? -- Japan at bay -- The divine wind -- The Japanese samurai -- First blood for America -- Kamikaze strike, Franklin's ordeal -- The "Americans" -- Love day -- The Marines overrun the north -- "Floating chrysanthemums" -- Fiery failure at Kakazu Ridge -- Back to banzai! -- Kikusui 2 : kamikaze crucible -- Uncle Sam : logistics magician -- Hodge's hurricane attack hurled back -- Outer line cracked, Ushijima retreats -- Kamikaze bases scourged, Kikusui 4 -- Last gasp of the Samurai Cho -- Minatoga : a missed opportunity -- May : rain, mud, blood, and breakthrough! -- Ushijima retreats again -- Chrysanthemums die in sea and sky -- Ushijima's last stand -- A samurai farewell -- Epilogue : the value of Okinawa.
Summary, etc.:
A retelling of the April Fool's Day invasion of Japan in 1945 by a U.S. Marine veteran offers a perspective of the eighty-three-day battle from American and Japanese viewpoints.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Japan > Okinawa Island.
Okinawa Island (Japan) > History.

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