NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
With the war in Europe winding down in the spring of 1945, the United States turns its vast military resources toward a furious assault on the last great stepping-stone to Japan—the heavily fortified island of Okinawa. The three-month battle in the Pacific theater will feature some of the most vicious combat of the entire Second World War, as American troops confront an enemy that would rather be slaughtered than experience the shame of surrender. Meanwhile, stateside, a different kind of campaign is being waged in secret: the development of a weapon so powerful, not even the scientists who build it know just what they are about to unleash. Colonel Paul Tibbets, one of the finest bomber pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps, is selected to lead the mission to drop the horrific new weapon on a Japanese city. As President Harry S Truman mulls his options and Japanese physician Okiro Hamishita cares for patients at a clinic near Hiroshima, citizens on the home front await the day of reckoning that everyone knows is coming.
Endure The Storm
This is an amazing book in every way. Gripping, historical, sad, entertaining, gut busting, descriptive in a way that lets you constantly visualize the scenes and makes you want to just keep reading it. Some scenes will be brutal; some will make you smile and others will make you angry and still others will make proud if you love America. It is a must read if you do not know much about WWII in the Pacific and if you do not understand the state of mind or culture of the Japanese nation at that time in history. It is an especially important read for those who are naive and think Democracy is overrated and that the US is a bad place because it isn’t perfect. Should be required reading in every American college.
A novel that puts you in the foxholes and hellish nightmare of war in the islands. A read you will long remember after your finished.
Read the division’s history
Treatment of the 27th Division was historically inaccurate and poorly researched.