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The Resource Retribution : [the battle for Japan, 1944-45], by Max Hastings, (sound recording)

Retribution : [the battle for Japan, 1944-45], by Max Hastings, (sound recording)

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Retribution : [the battle for Japan, 1944-45]
Title
Retribution
Title remainder
[the battle for Japan, 1944-45]
Statement of responsibility
by Max Hastings
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"By the summer of 1944 it was clear that Japan's defeat was inevitable, but how the drive to victory would be achieved remained to be seen. The ensuing drama--that ended in Japan's utter devastation--was acted out across the vast stage of Asia. In recounting the saga of this time and place, Max Hastings gives us incisive portraits of the theater's key figures--MacArthur, Nimitz, Mountbatten, Chiang Kai-shek, Mao, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. But he is equally adept in his portrayals of the ordinary soldiers and sailors--American, British, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese--caught in some of the war's bloodiest campaigns. With unprecedented insight, Hastings discusses Japan's war against China, now all but forgotten in the West, MacArthur's follies in the Philippines, the Marines at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and the Soviet blitzkrieg in Manchuria. He analyzes the decision-making process that led to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki--which, he convincingly argues, ultimately saved lives. Finally, he delves into the Japanese wartime mind-set, which caused an otherwise civilized society to carry out atrocities that haunt the nation to this day" -- from publisher's web site
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TEFBT
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Hastings, Max
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Literary text for sound recordings
history
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PerformerNote
Read by Simon Vance
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Vance, Simon
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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Label
Retribution : [the battle for Japan, 1944-45], by Max Hastings, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
22 sound discs (ca. 76 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415948408
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
7555-CD
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn186445976
  • (OCoLC)186445976
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Retribution : [the battle for Japan, 1944-45], by Max Hastings, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
22 sound discs (ca. 76 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415948408
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
7555-CD
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn186445976
  • (OCoLC)186445976
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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