[Ebook] Letters From Iwo Jima By Kumiko Kakehashi – Shiningweb.info

Letters From Iwo Jima The Battle Of Iwo Jima Has Been Memorialized Innumerable Times As The Subject Of Countless Books And Motion Pictures, Most Recently Clint Eastwood S Films Flags Of Our Fathers And Letters From Iwo Jima, And No Wartime Photo Is Famous Than Joe Rosenthal S Pulitzer Prize Winning Image Of Marines Raising The Flag On Mount Suribachi Yet Most Americans Know Only One Side Of This Pivotal And Bloody Battle First Published In Japan To Great Acclaim, Becoming A Bestseller And A Prize Winner, So Sad To Fall In Battle Shows Us The Struggle, Through The Eyes Of Japanese Commander Tadamichi Kuribayashi, One Of The Most Fascinating And Least Known Figures Of World War II As Author Kumiko Kakehashi Demonstrates, Kuribayashi Was Far From The Stereotypical Fanatic Japanese Warrior Unique Among His Country S Officers, He Refused To Risk His Men S Lives In Suicidal Banzai Attacks, Instead Creating A Defensive, Insurgent Style Of Combat That Eventually Became The Japanese Standard On Iwo Jima, He Eschewed The Special Treatment Due To Him As An Officer, Enduring The Same Difficult Conditions As His Men, And Personally Walked Every Inch Of The Island To Plan The Positions Of Thousands Of Underground Bunkers And Tunnels The Very Flagpole Used In The Renowned Photograph Was A Pipe From A Complex Water Collection System The General Himself Engineered Exclusive Interviews With Survivors Reveal That As The Tide Turned Against Him, Kuribayashi Displayed His True Mettle Though Offered A Safer Post On Another Island, He Chose To Stay With His Men, Fighting Alongside Them In A Final, Fearless, And Ultimately Hopeless Three Hour Siege After Thirty Six Cataclysmic Days On Iwo Jima, Kurbiayashi S Troops Were Responsible For The Deaths Of A Third Of All U.S Marines Killed During The Entire Four Year Pacific Conflict, Making Him, In The End, America S Most Feared And Respected Foe Ironically, It Was Kuribayashi S Own Memories Of His Military Training In America In The 1920s, And His Admiration For This Country S Rich, Gregarious, And Self Reliant People, That Made Him Fear Ever Facing Them In Combat A Feeling That Some Suspect Prompted His Superiors To Send Him To Iwo Jima, Where He Met His Fate Along With The Words Of His Son And Daughter, Which Offer Unique Insight Into The Private Man, Kuribayashi S Own Letters Cited Extensively In This Book Paint A Stirring Portrait Of The Circumstances That Shaped Him So Sad To Fall In Battle Tells A Fascinating, Never Before Told Story And Introduces America, As If For The First Time, To One Of Its Most Worthy Adversaries From The Hardcover Edition.


10 thoughts on “Letters From Iwo Jima

  1. says:

    Books like these are always hard to comment on This is a true story based on their very real letters As I said before, I have a respect for the Japanese Especially for the Japanese soldiers in WWII Even though both of my grandfathers fought in WWII, I still can t help but r


  2. says:

    No matter how many times the writter tried to make Kuribayashi a maverick, genius general, I just found myself disagreeing even He divides his time in Iwo Jima between constructing a vast cemetary of tunnels to fight a guerilla war which he was bound to lose and writting nu


  3. says:

    How must you live your life You can live normally for a while then lose it horrifically for a cause, like your country s war, then after many years be remembered and turned into a film by Clint Eastwood or some such Hollywood guy looking for some nice stories they can recreat


  4. says:

    All I have to keep me company is my packet of Doritos Tangy cheese flavour, hehehe , and Strawberry flavoured water which I must admit is pretty good Hey, what can I say I m experimenting PI just finished watching FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS which is told from the Americans perspecti


  5. says:

    203 pages which could have been whittled down to about a third of the amount It s an interesting read but very repetitive The author would have benefited from a good editor pointing out some of the clunky repeats of information At the end of it I acknowledge the author s adorat


  6. says:

    La battaglia di Iwo Jima vista nel racconto degli ultimi mesi di vita del generale giapponese che comandava la guarnigione della terrificante isola del Pacifico Senso del dovere senza fanatismo, serenit davanti alla morte, la tristezza l dove un occidentale avrebbe messo la rabb


  7. says:

    Very interesting to learn of the Japanese side of the battle for Iwo Jima This book should be read along with Flags of Our Fathers.


  8. says:

    For our homeland Until the very last man Our duty is to stop the enemy right here Do not expect to return home alive The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who foug


  9. says:

    but it isn t the letters It is Kakehashi s analysis of the battle, with extracts of some letters With her analysis, the language is rather colloquial There s tautology and lots of When you read this letter, you can really feel etc Can I It s probably the translation I also felt th


  10. says:

    Received this book in a box sent to me by my Stepmother She had been collecting some of my Dad s belongings in boxes to send me since his death in August 2015 When she fills a box, she sends it on.This time it was filled with books, including this one My father wasn t an avid book r


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