Artist in Northern Kentucky. Loves listening to books. My likes are history, mystery and some , and mostly writers of the twentieth century
Very intriguing. Want to learn more about the war in the Pacific.
Addition of information about the average Japanese sailor and more about the reaction of the military, the Emperor, and the Japanese people to the first major defeat of World War II.
Already knew what happened, so no surprises here.
Well done narration of a less than exciting version of a well-known story.
Already been done. But it would be good if it were done in the same manner as:
Tora, Tora, Tora.
The authors' description of how the battle plans came together that I felt I was there. They were not reticent to reveal any detail, even those that were errors.
The authors are Japanese. I do not think Terence Aselford is, yet he does not attempt to sound Japanese with a fake accent.
Midway was the battle in which the US sank all three Japanese air craft carriers, effectively making the remainder of WWII in the Pacific a lopsided war in favor of the US. It was a fascinating battle of "cat and mouse" tactics. The US totally out-smarted the Japanese through code breaking, and through a heavier investment in aerial reconnaissance missions to find the enemy carriers.
Had this battle gone the other way, WWII would have lasted a heck of a lot longer and it would have had a different trajectory. Every American should understand Midway! And every American should remember this history and be thankful to its veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice.
This was a good history of Midway from the Japanese perspective. I especially liked the author's commentary on how he viewed Japan's "inferiority" feelings prior to Pearl Harbor and how he acknowledged the hubris of the Japanese high command for its mis-steps in this pivotal WWII Pacific battle.