THE BATTLE OF OKINAWA: THE BLOOD AND THE BOMB. Superbly researched, vivid and extraordinarily detailed. More people perished during the battle of Okinawa than in the ensuing bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.
THE BATTLE OF OKINAWA: the Blood and the Bomb. by Feifer, George. 520 Pages. More people perished during the battle of Okinawa than in the ensuing bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. The Battle of Okinawa offers a stunning account of the battle of Okinawa, the last major campaign of World War II and the largest land-sea-air engagement in history. Superbly researched and extraordinarily detailed, The Battle of Okinawa is told at the level of the participants themselves, soldiers and civilians alike. In examining the disastrous collision of three disparate cultures - American, Japanese, and Okinawan this book provides an unforgettable picture of men at war and also the context for understanding one of the most ominous events of this century: the decision to drop the Atomic bomb. (5 3/4 x 9, 520 pages