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Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan (Hardcover) (Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard)

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The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same page-turning style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / World War II
Format: Hardcover
Author: Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard
Language: English
Street Date: September 13, 2016
TCIN: 51366433
UPC: 9781627790628
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-0578
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Patt A 1 year ago
EXCELLENT BOOK AS ALL THE BILL O'REILLY BOOKS HAVE BEEN! I HAVE READ ALL OF HIS BOOKS IN THE "KILLING SERIES", AS WELL AS THE ONE ABOUT HITLER. EXCELLENT READIMG MATERIAL, I RECOMMEND THIS TO ALL TO READ.
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Bongirl 1 year ago
I got this for my husband for Christmas. H e always watches Bill O" Reilly and wanted this book. Needless to say he can't put it down !
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VJG 1 year ago
I read a lot of history and have read several of the O'Reilly "Killing" series. This one stands out; the skillful mix of battlefield narrative and strategic thinking is excellent. I could quibble at the margins at some of the historical assertions; but in aggregate, the reader will come away with a ...see moreof the reviewer's review
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