Got this one for. Contrary to my last review of a Kindle book for military history, this one was outstanding. The only downgrade was because there were no pictures. The maps were good, you could blow them up to see them well, and they were still readable. As far as the book itself goes, well it is outstanding. It is an operational history, so while there I am rating the Kindle version, otherwise it would have been a 5 star. It is an operational history, so while there is a good amount of detail, and a few anecdotes, it focuses on the larger view of the battle.
It was compiled by the armed forces and is pretty complete, including operations against the outlying islands, supply issues, and tactics. I would highly recommend this book in any form. I did not know that this battle was so very gruesome. There may have been too much detail, but when I came to the parts I was most interested, the detail was appropriate.
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I was also under the impression that the Marines had more success. In this instance, the Japanese fought both the Army and the Marines to almost daily failures. The good news is the perseverance shown by our troops. These men make me proud to be an American. The Japanese also showed their worth as a foe. I think that the d Wow. I think that the decision to use the atomic bomb was appropriate considering how the battles would have been if we had to invade Japan.
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Excellent book based on the content. Unfortunately, there are many errors in the text. It describes the terrain, the battles, along with individual actions and the actions of those who won the Congressional Medal of Honor. I did not know that t the battle of Okinawa was so hard fought. This is a great history of an awful battle. I still am amazed that we could have taken it. I knew of the horrors of having read "Helmet for my pillow" some time ago.
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This book is detailed and is slow reading but it contains excellent details a terrible time for our troops. These need to be corrected. One reviewer complimented to maps. On the Kind This is a great history of an awful battle. Because the book was written in such detail, It took about the same time to read as the battle took the US forces to tale Okinawa. It might be valuable to Command and Staff students to study, but for just casual readers to learn what happened, it was tedious reading.
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It was almost as boring as Chernow's book, Grant, but thankfully not as long. This book tells the story of the bloody Okinawa campaign like no other. Exhaustively detailed chronicle of Army action during the Battle of Okinawa. A must read for scholars of American military history.
On e drawback, however. Photos are of poor quality, often too faded or puffy to make sense of. Still, I would recommend it just as it is. Technical and yet personal. Technical and personal. The people on both sides were fairly described, in their capabilities and supply abilities: man power and ammunitions. Not my era, but educational. Excellent Excellent book for those who wants the facts and tactics with a few stories mixed in. I recommend this book. He was there, he dodged the bullets.
If your question about Okinawa is "What was it like? Great book This is a very good book. As a lover of WWI history O truly enjoy this book. It told an indept. Good book! I felt that it was too detailed when naming each and every company and squad in each conflict. Good book. Very detailed account of the battle.
The vicious nature of the day to day combat very evident in this account. The spirit and courage of the troops on both side is remarkable. The book is very interesting and difficult to sit down once started reading has a lot of interesting facts concerning geography and history a strong book for information. Great Book.
Fantastic detail. Really enjoyed this book. Had no idea that the U. S losses were so high.
Surprised at tree the number of tank losses. Louis Pofi rated it really liked it Jan 02, The play by play of the strategy to capture Okinawa. Very, Very detailed on the tactics and reasons each choice was made. Don Winkler rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Ortelio Baez rated it really liked it Jan 28, Edward Lilly rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Richard Fee rated it really liked it Aug 05, Elida Jones rated it really liked it Jan 25, Judith F.
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