The best part of this book is describing Japan's reasoning on starting the aggression, although underestimating U.S. response to a major attack seems to be the understatement of the century. The battles are covered but I don't think justice can be done in so few pages. To me the subject requires much more information to be interesting.
I am most interested in 3 subjects here, not really covered at all:
1) How is it possible that American military was completely ignorant of Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor? They knew that the fleet was sailing, they knew that we were a possible target. Was it really incompetence or something more sinister?
2) Why wasn't the first atomic bomb dropped on Hirohitos' head? The first bomb on Hiroshima may be debatable, but the second bomb only 3 days later, on another major civilian target, after seeing the horrific damage done by the first, was unconscionable. We will never know if diplomacy could have worked to end the war without the use of the second bomb.
3) Why wasn't Hirohoto tried for war crimes? Poison gas was authorized by Hirohito in China many times, millions of lives destroyed.