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Author O'Reilly, Bill, author.

Title Killing the rising sun [text (large print)] : how America vanquished World War II Japan / Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.

Publication Info. Farmington Hills, Mich : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.


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 GDL Central Library Large Type Non-Fiction    940.5426 ORE    Available
 PAS Central Library Large Type, Non-Fiction    LT 940.5426 ORE    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Large Type, Non-Fiction    LT 940.5426 ORE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Casa Verdugo Library Large Type Non-Fiction.
Edition Large print edition.
Description 513 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Summary 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. This book 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, Harry Truman ascends to the presidency after FDR dies in office, 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area.
Pacific Area -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Large type books.
Added Author Dugard, Martin, author.
ISBN 9781410493545 (large print : hardcover)
1410493547 (large print : hardcover)

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