Please note: This is an analysis and key takeaways of the book and is not the original book.
Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished Japan includes:
A summary of the book A review Analysis and key takeaways A detailed "About the Author" section
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard have co-authored six books in the Killing... series; each of the previous five analyzes a relatively short period in the death or defeat of a significant historical figure. This book, by contrast, focuses on the defeat of an entire nation, Japan, as well as the millions of Japanese who died during the course of World War II. O'Reilly and Dugard follow the US and Japan during the last year of the conflict, marshaling evidence to argue in favor of the wisdom of President Harry Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The book begins with O'Reilly, writing alone, invoking a speech given in 2001 by controversial Chicago pastor Jeremiah Wright. Wright had argued that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were divine vengeance for the decision to bomb Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and many other cities around the world. O'Reilly takes umbrage with this and claims that he and co-author Dugard will set the record straight, proving that the bombings of those two cities was the most humane course of action.