Critical acclaim for The Battle for Okinawa An indispensable account of the fighting and of Okinawa's role in the Japanese defense of the home islands. --The Wall Street Journal A fascinating, highly intelligent glance behind the Japanese lines. --Kirkus Reviews The most interesting of the 'last battle of the war' books. --The Washington Post. A fascinating insider's view of the Japanese command. --Dallas Morning News COLONEL HIROMICHI YAHARA was the senior staff officer of the 32nd Japanese Army at Okinawa. A Military Book Club Main Selection
FRANK B. GIBNEY is president of the Pacific Basin Institute. He is a former correspondent, writer, and editor for Time, Newsweek, and Life, and the author of numerous books, including Japan: The Fragile Superpower and The Pacific Century.