Tennozan by George Feifer
The Battle of Okinawa and the Atomic Bomb

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Tennozan offers a remarkable account of the battle of Okinawa, the largest land-sea-air engagement in history. It examines the disastrous collision of three disparate cultures--American, Japanese, and Okinawan--and provides the context for understanding the decision to drop the atomic bomb. 41 photographs.

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George Feifer is the author of many successful books, including "Tennozan: The Battle of Okinawa", a "New York Times" Notable Book; "Moscow Farewell", a Book of the Month Club Main Selection; and "The Girl from Petrovka", the basis of a Hollywood film. He's written for a wide variety of publications, including the "New Republic", the "New York Times Magazine", "Harper's", and the "Saturday Evening Post". He lives in Roxbury, Connecticut.
Published June 15, 1992 by Houghton Mifflin. 622 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Japan had lost the war by the time this ``Tennozan'' (decisive battle) was fought, but Japanese pride was still alive and the majestic, universally admired Yamato, the greatest capital ship of its time and symbol of Japanese aspiration, was still afloat.

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An accurate and painstakingly detailed chronicle of the last great battle of World War II, the book is also a powerful anti warok that the word ``war'' ends this sentence?/yeah, war is war, so hard to find a sub word.gs statement that takes an unblinking look at the monstrous waste, pain and horr...

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