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I have read all of O Reilly s killing books Patton was the one I like the best but they are all excellent reads I was NOT disappointed This may be O Reilly s best book yet.WOW I am not only a student of sorts regarding World War II, I am also a retired disabled veteran non combat I was aware of most of the history that O Reilly writes about in Killing the Rising Sun but I had no idea about a lot of what he wrote about, the details that have gotten lost in history I received my eBook o I have read all of O Reilly s killing books Patton was the one I like the best but they are all excellent reads I was NOT disappointed This may be O Reilly s best book yet.WOW I am not only a student of sorts regarding World War II, I am also a retired disabled veteran non combat I was aware of most of the history that O Reilly writes about in Killing the Rising Sun but I had no idea about a lot of what he wrote about, the details that have gotten lost in history I received my eBook on a Tuesday afternoon and have finished reading it by Wednesday afternoon I am NOT a speed reader so that should tell you how good I think this book is While reading it I could not help be wonder if this material was being taught in our schools but I seriously doubt it I pretty much had made up my mind well in advance of the book as to whether the A Bomb should have been dropped on Japan or not The book is not written to convince you one way or the other, it sticks to facts and lets you make up your own mind After reading the book, I did not change my opinion of using the A Bomb when President Truman did and why he did it Still it is in the details of the events of WWII that O Reily has captured details that I was unaware of, decisions that I was unaware of and people I had never heard of but should have I could not put the book down It kept my interest alive with the events of WWII in the Pacific I highly recommend reading it for everyone over the age of 14 Why 14 Because it describes what our troops went through in detail and anyone younger than 14 really should not be reading this As for everyone else, history repeats itself primarily because the people of today do not know or understand our history, therefore, what they decide today has very little reference as to what happened yesterday The vile mistreatment of people by people happened during WWII and it is happening once again today History is repeating itself today As you read this book, you will have visions of ISIS behavior that compares with the treatment that anyone captured by Japan undergone during WWII Read it yourself and then you decide 3.5 stars rounded to 4 because I love these books.This one was a little harder for me to get through It had way too many names of admirals, captains, colonels, etc., that I couldn t keep track of who was who or whether I was supposed to remember them somewhere down the line Too many names of weapons, battles, airplanes, ships, islands it was too much overload The second half flowed much faster as we near the end of the war As always, I love the tidbits that would normally never be a part of 3.5 stars rounded to 4 because I love these books.This one was a little harder for me to get through It had way too many names of admirals, captains, colonels, etc., that I couldn t keep track of who was who or whether I was supposed to remember them somewhere down the line Too many names of weapons, battles, airplanes, ships, islands it was too much overload The second half flowed much faster as we near the end of the war As always, I love the tidbits that would normally never be a part of history class The human aspect of the war was such a tragedy and I couldn t help but cry for both the suffering and loss and courage of both sides The big moral dilemma of whether it was the correct thing to do to drop the atomic bomb on Japan is hard to answer when you see the pros and cons of it, but it ought to serve the world as a lesson on the devastation that these weapons of mass destruction cause on a global level and for years to come O Reilly Dugard get quite graphic describing what happens when an atomic bomb is dropped but I think it s necessary to paint a picture of the horror so that perhaps it would make us think twice before this could ever happen again.I love the O Reilly and Dugard series and highly recommend them I cannot wait to see what they re going to do next My only gripe would be that they did not havepictures You might not like Bill O Reilly s political point of view but he is first and foremost, a history teacher His historical research is on the money and he knows how to present it With a BA in History, not much here came as a surprise to me but his perspective that Gen X ers and Millennials might be unaware of the incredible sacrifices made by young Americans fighting the Japanese in the Pacific Theater is particularly significant Their sacrifices illustrate why America is exceptional I find myself with not much to say about this book As far as I can tell it s well researched and doesn t show much in the way of bias, but I m not overly familiar with the Pacific theater so I don t know if anything is missing The war is presented very approachably I applaud O Reilly s feel for history and I might have to look into a fewof his books If anything, this book certainly renewed and solidified my intense dislike of Douglas MacArthur. I read this book for my hometown book club and I really learned a ton about World War II.During World War II, the Japanese are the U.S s opponent that will go to any length to avoid defeat They believe that surrendering is a form of dishonor This book takes place in many different areas and countries where the U.S fought the Japanese.This book talks about Atomic Bomb and the use of it on Japan Did it really stop the war like we were all taught You ll have to read to find out It is amazing how much we, not just as a nation but as a people, think we know about history Throw away those school books that have been sanitized, heavily edited or just erased history because it was politically incorrect or inappropriate History is not pretty, it is not glamorous as we are lead to believe by the portrayal of our Heroes in song or Hollywood This book throws that narrative out the window and replaces it with reality, with real people, real incidents It is History not glam It is amazing how much we, not just as a nation but as a people, think we know about history Throw away those school books that have been sanitized, heavily edited or just erased history because it was politically incorrect or inappropriate History is not pretty, it is not glamorous as we are lead to believe by the portrayal of our Heroes in song or Hollywood This book throws that narrative out the window and replaces it with reality, with real people, real incidents It is History not glamorous, it is not sanitized or revised Bill O Reilly has given us a look at the bloodshed, the loss of life, dignity and indignity suffered by our soldiers and the unwitting populations that are caught in a war they had no part in but were forced to endure He takes us into many of the battles fought on lonely beaches, jungles, giving us a blow by blow description of what man can and does do to man Read it and think of the politicians and generals, the fools that seek glory in the political arena and the battlefield at the cost of those soldiers lives These men and women, young and old answered the call to war, some as young as 16, 17, 18they went into battle against impossible odds, against all fear and rationale to fight for freedom and love of country Think of the tremendous sacrifices of mind, body, limbs and life of these brave souls then try to hide behind the politics of it all Yes this war was as much about politics as it was about freedom and tyranny It is because of these soldiers, men and women, their families that we continue to retain the freedoms we so callously live in and enjoy today After reading this book, go out and thank a Veteran, a Soldier a First Responder who are still fighting on the front lines to maintain that freedom and keep us safe American is not perfect but it is the country that we live in thanks to the brave men and women of the past, present and future And Thank you Bill O Reilly I thought I knew historyshame on me I too am guilty of accepting many of the sanitized versions we have been fed It is a mistake that I readily admit and will attempt to rectify Parents and teachers, talk to your children, your students, have them read or listen to the book, then engage in conversation with them, do not allow our history to be diluted or deleted any further We are doing our children a grave disservice to allow that to continue I am not a Bill O Reilly fan I am also very interested in World War II and have read widely about it Consequently, there was little in Killing the Rising Sun I didn t already know But I appreciated O Reilly s brief survey of the United States involvement in the Pacific War because I think it fills an information vacuum many people nowadays have, who do not understand why the leaders of United States decided to use atomic weapons against Japan I have taught high school English for almost thi I am not a Bill O Reilly fan I am also very interested in World War II and have read widely about it Consequently, there was little in Killing the Rising Sun I didn t already know But I appreciated O Reilly s brief survey of the United States involvement in the Pacific War because I think it fills an information vacuum many people nowadays have, who do not understand why the leaders of United States decided to use atomic weapons against Japan I have taught high school English for almost thirty years now, and when teaching 11th and 12th grade English, I required my students write a thesis based research paper I really don t care what the thesis is as long as the student can back it up with creditable sources and material if the student wants to prove the Loch Ness Monster really exists, I m not going to say nay In all my years of teaching, I have only once had difficulty grading objectively because a student of mine chose a thesis I didn t personally agree with That thesis was that the United States didn t have to use the atomic bomb on Japan, and was morally wrong to do so The reason I had difficulty with that student s thesis was this My father fought in World War II in the European Theater, and after VE Day, was in the process of being transferred to the Pacific for the invasion of Japan The use of atomic bombs changed all that, and instead, Dad was in the occupation force, not the invasion force That is, my dad survived World War II instead of being killed in Japan Of course, no on can know if Dad would have survived anyway, but I m personally glad the Bomb was used so Dad didn t have to run the risk As for my student, as things turned out I didn t have to test myself to see how objective I could be, because the student ultimately decided to change his thesis to another subject entirely I think when he started researching the Pacific War and the use of atomic bombs, he changed his mind about the Bomb being unnecessary I sincerely hope that Killing the Rising Sun can have that same effect on young or uninformed readers today Another in Killing series by Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard I ve had a mixed reaction to these books as it must be admitted that some opinion makes it s way into the narrative.But then if we re honest that s true of any work of history.Here we are taking a look at the events that led up to the use of the Atom bomb on 2 of Japan s cities I must admit that to me this is a somewhat personal controversy Each time someone especially a so called leader goes over to japan, beats his breast Another in Killing series by Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard I ve had a mixed reaction to these books as it must be admitted that some opinion makes it s way into the narrative.But then if we re honest that s true of any work of history.Here we are taking a look at the events that led up to the use of the Atom bomb on 2 of Japan s cities I must admit that to me this is a somewhat personal controversy Each time someone especially a so called leader goes over to japan, beats his breast and apologizes for the bombings I grit my teeth a bit Japan never apologized for say Nanking Nanjing There werepeople killed in the Rape of Nanking than were killed in both bombings without considering the rapes, killing contests and other atrocities But you askwhy do I feel involved Well my dad was an 18 year old on Okinawa and was slated as a part of the invasion force to invade the mainland of Japan Operation Downfall was to involve something like 2,000,000 mostly American troops there may have been some British participation had the invasion had to take place American casualties alone were estimated at up to 1,000,000 dead.Chances are I wouldn t be sitting here at this keyboard and my kids wouldn t be around as my dad had at best a 50 50 chance of coming out alive It was probably lower than that as he was there waiting and would have probably been in the first invasion forces.Sobottom line The use of the Atom Bomb saved lives, both allied and Japanese.Well, anyway try it for yourself even if it s only for the history (KINDLE) ó Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan Í The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion selling Killing series by Bill O Reilly and Martin DugardAutumnWorld War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full scale invasion of JapanAcross the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr J Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history whether to use that weapon And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll Told in the same page turning style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before Popular history about the vanquishing of Japan during WWII All told in Bill O Reilly s voice.The timeline of the development of the Atomic bomb, and examination of Japan s role in the war, and the atrocities the country still hasn t apologized for.Not bad, but hardly a comprehensive history.