Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|BISAC/Subject:||HIS027100, HIS037070, HIS021000|
|ISBN:||9781101196298, Related ISBNs: 0140173897, 067084716X, 1101196297, 9780140173895, 9780670847167|
|Number of pages:||224,|
Former Marine and Pacific War veteran Robert Leckie tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa, the closing battle of World War II. Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who fought on both sides to give the reader a complete account of the invasion. Lasting 83 days and surpassing D-Day in both troops and material used, the Battle of Okinawa was a decisive victory for the Allies, and a huge blow to Japan. In this stirring and readable account, Leckie provides a complete picture of the battle and its context in the larger war.