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    • In the Ruins of Empire

    • By: Ronald Spector
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Americans are accustomed to thinking that World War II ended on August 14, 1945, when the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. Yet on the mainland of Asia, in the vast arc stretching from Manchuria to Burma, peace was a brief, fretful interlude. In some parts of Asia, such as Java and Southern Indonesia, only a few weeks passed before new fighting broke out between nationalist forces and the former colonial powers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative, but not an engrossing listen

    • By S on 02-19-08

    Regular price: $24.49