The Reluctant Admiral: Yamamoto and the Imperial Navy

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Kodansha International, 1979 - Admirals - 397 pages
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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

This book is relatively rare, a biography of an IJN Admiral available in English. I believe it to be reasonably well researched, and translated adequately. Read full review

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

This is very good biography of Admiral Yamamoto, and the telling of the attack on Pearl Harbor is especially vivid and readable, telling it from the viewpoint of the Japanese. An account of Midway is ... Read full review


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Hiroyuki Agawa was born in Hiroshima in 1920. He wrote about his experiences as a student soldier and his family's survival of the bombing of Hiroshima. His major works include "Kumo no bohyo" and "Gunkan Nagato no shogai." In 1994 Agawa was awarded the Noma Bungei Prize and in 1999 the Order of Culture.

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