Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan Audiolibro Audible – Edizione integrale
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The powerful and riveting new audiobook 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 listeners 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 pause-resistant 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.
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But don't think that this book is devoid of details. It is easy to read because it is indeed very well written, but is full of details and stories. The maps provided really help you understand what the authors are talking about.
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The book is a nice physical object, with the cover design and layout inside being very visually and tactilely appealing. Images are included throughout where they aid the reader in understanding the information presented. The only criticism I have in this regard is that I would have liked to see a table of contents included.
In terms of the content of the book, I would have liked to see a greater emphasis placed on the assassination attempt itself. There is some good information about Hinckley, his planning, the chronology of the shootings and especially on the aftershocks of the event, but large parts of the book are devoted to completely unrelated subjects (albeit ones still relating to the Reagan Presidency).
Some more focus on John Hinckley as an individual would have been appreciated given his prominence in the title/cover. All round, it is a very readable book that you will most likely get through before you know it. I would recommend it to those whose primary interest is in anything relating to President Reagan, but less so if your interest is purely in the subject of the attempt itself and the broader topic of political assassinations.