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eBook The Rising Sun (World War II #4) ePub

by Arthur Zich

  • ISBN: 0316847356
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Arthur Zich
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Time Life Education (May 1, 1977)
  • ePub book: 1317 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 472

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Book 4 of the TIme-Life World War II series. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Rising Sun is a 1992 novel by Michael Crichton about a murder in the Los Angeles headquarters of Nakamoto, a fictional Japanese corporation. The book was published by Alfred A. Knopf. Gia Carangi is featured on the cover. Although a detective/murder. Although a detective/murder mystery novel at first glance, Rising Sun deals with the controversial subject of Japanese-American relations, and questions the premise that foreign direct investment in the high-technology sectors of the United States is beneficial.

I have read well over a hundred books on world war II and I believe that this series by time life books is the best, I highly recommend them to anyone, They get in depth but maintain a level of simplicity that can introduce new concepts of tactical and strategic warfare that even a beginer can understand, note : These Books are not appropriate.

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The Rising Sun (post-war) is brought to you in extraordinary detail through vivid photography and engaging. First published by Time-Life Books in 1977, this 9 ½ x 11 1/4 volume was written by Arthur Zich, who recently passed away at age 77 on July 30, 2012

The Rising Sun (post-war) is brought to you in extraordinary detail through vivid photography and engaging. First published by Time-Life Books in 1977, this 9 ½ x 11 1/4 volume was written by Arthur Zich, who recently passed away at age 77 on July 30, 2012.

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World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American . 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.

Recreates the momentous early months of World War II when stunning Japanese victories caused despair among the Allies and documents the fateful Battle of Midway, the turning point of the war in the Pacific

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Ferne Ferne
I am now much more well read concerning the Pacific theater of WWII, but if you are not, this is a great introduction that also helps the reader understand the perspective of Japan and why its leaders were willing to take such risks to solve its strategic dilemmas. Also i got the collectors addition in the mail which is very nice looking.
Vetalol Vetalol
Fantastic !
Risteacor Risteacor
First published by Time-Life Books in 1977, this 9 ½ x 11 1/4 volume was written by Arthur Zich, who recently passed away at age 77 on July 30, 2012. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, he learned Chinese through an intensive year-long United States Army Air Force course conducted at the Yale Institute Of Far Eastern Languages following which he served as a Chinese linguist on Okinawa. In 1960 he was hired by Life magazine as a sports reporter, then did outdoor sports articles for Sports Illustrated before becoming a foreign correspondent for the Time-Life News Service, reporting on the conflict in Viet-Nam from 1965 to 1968 as well as the last days of the Marcos regime in The Philippines for National Geographic.

A stint with Newsweek as a national affairs writer was followed by completion of a course in Professional Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University in 1974-75, following which he embarked upon this profusely illustrated book which chronicles the rise of Imperialist Japan. Divided into chapters and what he terms "Picture Essays,0 it opens with one of the latter titled A Doomed Way Of Life (pages 6 to 18) depicting all the "glory" of the last vestiges of the imperialist British, French and Dutch dominance in the Far East, including one shot of "a diminutive native bearer ... toting a hefty French official (piggy-back style) along the bed of a jungle stream ..." That picture alone sums up the hatred being fostered in the region by these pompous overlords.

That is followed by Chapter 1 - Countdown For War (pages 18 to 28) - and the methodical takeover of Japan by the military, the "rape of China" and the U.S.'s "slow awakening." Then comes two more "Picture Essay" sections - Gearing For Battle (pages 28 to 40) dealing with Japanese war preparations, and Good Duty In The Islands (pages 40 to 50) showing the "easy life" of the U.S. Navy in Hawaii. Chapter 2 (The Surprise Attack - pages 50 to 58), chronicles the assault that brought the U.S. into WW II, and from page 58 to 74 are graphic shots under the heading Target: Pearl Harbor. Pages 74 to 86 illustrates In The Wake Of The Raid.

In Chapter 3, Outposts Overwhelmed (pages 86 to 98), Zich deals with the lackadaisical preparations at Clark Field in The Philippines, the swift endings at Guam and Wake, the invasion of The Philippines, the Bataan episode and MacArthur's narrow escape to Australia. That's followed by the "Picture Essays" - Tragedy In The Philippines (pages 98 to 106) and The Doolittle Raid (pages 106 to 118) showing preparations for the historic B-25 mission, the bombing of the naval base at Yokosuka, and the aftermath in China.

In Chapter 4, The Strike To The South (pages 118 to 130) we learn about the Japanese taking of Singapore, Britain's loss the of warships Repulse and Prince Of Wales, Japan's "jungle tactics," the Battle of the Java Sea and the fight for Burma, with two more "Picture Essays" depicting Nippon's Adaptable Army (pages 130 to 140) and The First Carrier Clash (pages 140 to 148) at the Battle of the Coral Sea. Chapter 5, Under The Conqueror's Rule (pages 148 to 156) tells of the plight of the inhabitants of the conquered territories who, rather than enjoying their liberation under the lofty Japanese promise of "Asia for the Asians" and so-called "Co-Prosperity Sphere," found they had simply traded "one yoke for another." Pages 156 to 176 contain illustrations under the headings A New Order In Asia and The Patriotic Art Of War, the latter glorifying Japanese exploits in paintings.

Chapter 6, Midway: The Turning Point (pages 176 to 184), covers that monumental battle, including the painstaking breaking of the Japanese naval codes, and in the last two Picture Essays (pages 184 to 203) we see candid shots of Admiral Yamamoto (Japan's Audacious Gambler), including his wedding photo, his days in the U.S., and a group shot of he and his entire staff aboard the carrier Akagi, taken just after Pearl, and in An All-Out Thrust At Home, the involvement of Japanese civilians in preparations for defense.

With a detailed alphabetical index, this comes highly recommended for both military historians and casual readers alike.
SARAND SARAND
I have read well over a hundred books on world war II and I believe that this series by time life books is the best, I highly recommend them to anyone, They get in depth but maintain a level of simplicity that can introduce new concepts of tactical and strategic warfare that even a beginer can understand, note : These Books are not appropriate for Children as they contain Detailed descriptions of violent sitiuations and in some cases full frontal nudity (black and white) in pictures of death, mutilation and rapine. I dont want to paint a picture of grotesqueness but they are not appropriate for a four year olds learning experience. Jeff