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A scrupulously researched, remarkable tale of a little known operation
on March 23, 2013
I had heard of these huge Japanese submarines but had come up short on details. John Geoghegan's book changes this forever. This is a gripping page-turner that I read in one sitting on a flight from LA to Mumbai. It not only provides all the facts but personalizes Yamamoto's vision of a game changing operation to bomb the US East Coast from underwater aircraft carriers.
The story has many twists and turns that keep you wondering, what would have happened if this had been pulled off before the A-bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? The writing is vivid and brings to life both sides of this incredible tale. The book reads like a great espionage novel. What makes it all the more amazing is that it really happened!
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a Japanese technological "Hail Mary " that almost worked.