Nicholas Evan Sarantakes, associate professor at the U.S. Naval War College, is the author of Seven Stars: The Okinawa Battle Diaries of Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. and Joseph Stilwell and Keystone: The American Occupation of Okinawa and U.S.-Japanese Relations.
Brilliantly fills a major void in the literature on the Pacific War. The story that emerges comes alive with a cast of characters as colorful as the new canvas is broad. Richard B. Frank, author of Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire ""An innovative, penetrating, and thoroughly engaging account that casts familiar strategies, episodes, and personalities in dramatically new light."" Michael Schaller, author of Douglas MacArthur ""A powerful and immensely readable history that reminds us that the United States was not the only nation involved in the final defeat of Japan."" David Day, author of Menzies and Churchill at War ""A masterful study written with wit and verve."" Roger Dingman, author of Ghost of War and Deciphering the Rising Sun