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This is not your standard popular history. It is a primary source, taking its prose directly from the participants. There is no filter of the writer's judgment. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Michael T. McNamara
I do not doubt the accuracy of this book. For navel tacticians it may provide a valuable history. It just did not come alive for me. Read morePublished 21 months ago by jim84103
During Okinawa battle (1 April-22 June 1945) US Navy faced a great total of ten waves of kamikaze attacks, which inflicted unprecedented casualties in ships (40 warships sunk and... Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Maciej
Interesting, detailed, but repetious. By the nature of the conflict each day sounded like all previous days and this caused me to skip through many pages.Published on December 26, 2012 by Goodbear
No war in the history of mankind has been as documented as World War II. It is hard pushed to find new adventures and stories to tell this longer after the battles have ended. Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I am very interested in destroyers and smaller ships that fought in WWII. This book gives thorough and yes, somewhat hard to read coverage of the battle between destroyers,... Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by Neal A. Wellons
KAMIKAZES, CORSAIRS, AND PICKET SHIPS: OKINAWA, 1945
ROBIN L. RIELLY
CASEMATE PUBLISHING, 2010
QUALITY SOFTCOVER, $19. Read more
Very informative with all the details of a great battle. I am an avid WWII buff and have 100's of books on the subject and can say this is one of the best.Published on February 3, 2010 by Mel A. Clare
A very detailed book about the extremely hazardous duty endured by the various picket ships during the battle for Okinawa. Read morePublished on October 7, 2009 by Marc L. Tavasci