"An indispensable account of the fighting and of Okinawa's role in the Japanese defense of the home islands." --The Wall Street Journal
"A fascinating, highly intelligent glance behind the Japanese lines." --Kirkus Reviews
"The most interesting of the 'last battle of the war' books." --The Washington Post
"A fascinating insider's view of the Japanese command." --Dallas Morning News
COLONEL HIROMICHI YAHARA was the senior staff officer of the 32nd Japanese Army at Okinawa.
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