Similar book to Stalingrad or D day, but about Japanese

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Similar book to Stalingrad or D day, but about Japanese

Post by AGRAKAN » 25 Feb 2004 02:58

Hi, I've found many books to read about the soldiers' experience in WWII in European front , like Stalingrad by Beevor or D day by Ambrose, but haven't seen any similar about the Japanese army or from the US soldiers who fought in that front.

I'd be really pleased if you could advise any title.

Thank you & greetings

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Post by AGRAKAN » 25 Feb 2004 17:35

Sure nobody knows?

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Post by alf » 25 Feb 2004 22:37

Here is a list of some of the books on the Pacific, but it was a different kind of war too.

http://www.dropbears.com/b/broughsbooks ... ic_war.htm

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Post by AGRAKAN » 26 Feb 2004 00:22

Thank you so much!!. There are plenty of them (I just can't start choosing one).

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Here's one

Post by R Leonard » 26 Feb 2004 02:50

Take a look at Tennozan by George Feifer, Ticknor & Fields, NY; ISBN 0-395-59924-5 (hard cover) or 0-395-70066-3 (paperback). A fairly vivid account of the Okinawa campaign.

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Post by Eden Zhang » 26 Feb 2004 05:58

Try finding a book called "Terror in the East".

I forgot the author, but I'll try finding out.

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Post by Dan W. » 26 Feb 2004 14:15

Well, is it first hand accounts of the fighting you are interested in? If so, one of the finest first hand accounts of combat ever written is a book called:

With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge

Another book that explores the training, fighting and dying that took place on Iwo Jima is a book by James Bradley (who is the son of one of the soldiers pictured in the famous flag raising photo on Mt. Suribachi) that is called:

Flags of our Fathers

I agree that Tennozan by George Fiefer is an excellent and very graphic account of the terrible fighting and huge loss of life that took place on Okinawa.

If you are looking for the perspective of one who was there, doing the fighting against the Japanese, these three books will certainly provide that.

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Post by mars » 26 Feb 2004 18:37

Talking about the book about the Pacific war, the Author John Lundstrom is sencond to none

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Post by R Leonard » 27 Feb 2004 18:46

Oh, yes! I considered mentioning John's two The First Team volumes, but it looked like the interest area was more down to earth. For naval aviation, though, from Dec 41 through Feb 43, John's books are the one's to read. Another fairly good aviation work is Bergerund's Fire in the Sky.

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Post by daveh » 27 Feb 2004 19:45

try

Tales by Japanese Soldiers (Cassell Military Paperbacks) Kazuo Tamayama (Editor), John Nunneley (Editor)

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Post by John W » 27 Feb 2004 22:39

Dan W. wrote:Well, is it first hand accounts of the fighting you are interested in? If so, one of the finest first hand accounts of combat ever written is a book called:

With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge
I wish to join Dan in personally recomending this book. One of the finest out there. :)

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Post by Mauser K98k » 28 Feb 2004 23:30

Definitely Sledge's book.

Also, William Manchester's Goodbye Darkness : A Memoir of the Pacific War is a good read. Manchester tells of his experiences as a US Marine at Okinawa.

Saburo Sakai's Samurai! is a good autobiography from the Japanese fighter pilot perspective.

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Post by AGRAKAN » 29 Feb 2004 00:30

Thank you all for the recommended titles (I take note).

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Post by AGRAKAN » 29 Feb 2004 00:31

Thank you all for the recommended titles (I take note).

Agrakan

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Post by Ogorek » 03 Mar 2004 23:40

THE RISING SUN.... by John Toland - It won him a Pulitzer Prize

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