"A fascinating story, fraught with heroes and heroism." -Village Voice
"A splendid example of popular history: informative, instructive, exciting, and convincingly factual." -Pacific Affairs
"Fast-paced ... and written with infinite care and skill." -Camden Courier-Post
"... an insight into the traditions and values of prewar Japan, particularly regarding the position of the Emperor." - John M. Allison, Saturday Review
About the Author
THE PACIFIC WAR RESEARCH SOCIETY, a Japanese group made up of fourteen members, devoted eight years work to the research for this book. The group also compiled The Day Man Lost: Hiroshima, 6 August 1945.