From the Back Cover
Critical acclaim for The Battle for Okinawa
"An indispensable account of the fighting and of Okinawa's role in the Japanese defense of the home islands." —The Wall Street Journal
"A fascinating, highly intelligent glance behind the Japanese lines." —Kirkus Reviews
"The most interesting of the 'last battle of the war' books." —The Washington Post.
"A fascinating insider's view of the Japanese command." —Dallas Morning News
COLONEL HIROMICHI YAHARA was the senior staff officer of the 32nd Japanese Army at Okinawa.
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About the Author
FRANK B. GIBNEY is president of the Pacific Basin Institute. He is a former correspondent, writer, and editor for Time, Newsweek, and Life, and the author of numerous books, including Japan: The Fragile Superpower and The Pacific Century.