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Review: Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan

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The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillionselling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. KILLING THE ... Read full review

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I was in 7th grade when Gen. MacArthur's speech to Congress was broadcast over the intercom at my school and I will never forget him ending his speech with "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away!"
Also, a newspaper picture of Gen. Eisenhower answering a reporter's question about MacArthur's firing and Eisenhower said, "What a dastardly thing!"
I'm 78 now and that's what I remember about this time in history.
You didn't include it, why? (did I miss it?)
Oh, by the way, I've read all the "Killing" books, but Rising Sun is the BEST! Couldn't put it down!
 

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