AUTHORCraig, William
TITLEThe Fall of Japan
CITYNew York, NY

This book describes the ending of Japan’s war with the United States. Craig illuminates the final and desperate efforts of Japan to win a victory for the Emperor. The author opens with “The Tactics of Despair” at the Battle of Okinawa, showing both the ferocious land battle and the suicidal kamikaze attacks on the US Navy. He moves from the U.S. firebombing raids, to the Japanese political situation in the summer of 1945. The majority of the book centers upon the process of surrender and how the Americans began to enter Japan and initiate peaceful occupation.

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