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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
Creator
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, with massive clashes of naval and air forces, fighting through jungles, and barbarities by an apparently incomprehensible foe. In recounting the saga of this time and place, 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." "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."--Book jacket
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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
DLC
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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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 (pages 559-586) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
4711806
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxv, 615 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates:
Isbn
9780307263513
Isbn Type
(h.c.)
Lccn
2007034202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn165479216
  • (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 (pages 559-586) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
4711806
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxv, 615 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates:
Isbn
9780307263513
Isbn Type
(h.c.)
Lccn
2007034202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn165479216
  • (OCoLC)165479216

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