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Nemesis : the battle for Japan, 1944-45

Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: London : Harper Perennial, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A companion volume to his bestselling `Armageddon', Max Hastings' account of the battle for Japan is a masterful military history.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Max Hastings
ISBN: 9780007219810 0007219814 9780307263513 0307263517
OCLC Number: 233787691
Notes: Originally published: London: HarperPress, 2007.
Description: pages cm
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.
Responsibility: Max Hastings.

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`A monumental achievement...compassionate but unsparing in its judgements.' Sunday Times `An outstandingly gripping and authoritative account of the battle for Japan, and a monument to human Read more...

 
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