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Operation Storm : Japan's top secret submarines and its plan to change the course of World War II

Author: John J Geoghegan
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the top-secret Japanese submarine project in World War II, creating submarines designed to work as underwater aircraft carriers, and the planned attack on U.S. cities that could have changed the outcome of the war.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John J Geoghegan
ISBN: 9780307464804 0307464806
OCLC Number: 808215938
Description: xiii, 478 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue. Face-off ; The I-401 --
Preparation. Birth ; Nambu ; Underwater aircraft carriers ; Proof of concept ; Challenges --
Complications. Reduction and revival ; Nambu under fire ; Nambu becomes a mole ; Seiran takes flight ; The Panama Canal ; Ariizumi ; Ariizumi under fire --
The Segundo (SS 398) ; Decline --
Mission. Nambu and the I-401 ; The 631st ; Fulp on patrol ; Kure ; Adversity ; Attacking the Canal ; Green light ; Fulp's last patrol ; Nanao Bay ; The taste of persimmon ; Johnson takes command ; Operation Storm --
Race against time. Departure ; Under way ; Crossed wires ; The Emperor's voice ; Anarchy ; Escape ; Interception ; Spoils of war ; Reckoning ; Boarding party ; The tenth war god ; Bittersweet ; Freedom ; The long road home ; Rediscovery.
Responsibility: John J. Geoghegan.
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The riveting true story of Japan's top secret plan to change the course of World War II using a mammoth submarine a generation ahead of its time.  Read more...

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"John Geoghegan's 'Operation Storm' is a fascinating, meticulously researched and deft account of this bizarre chapter." - "The Wall Street Journal" "An exciting narrative of a naval showdown Read more...

 
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