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Marching Orders: The Untold Story of World War II

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Robert T. Crowley, an intelligence officer in World War II who later became a senior executive at the CIA, has called Marching Orders simply "one of the most important books ever published about World War II." At last available in paperback, the book reveals a host of previously untold stories about codes and codebreaking—including how the American breaking of the Japanese diplomatic Purple ciphers led to the defeat of Germany, as well as why America and England agreed to use nuclear weapons against Japan. Bruce Lee, who had access to 1.5 million pages of U.S. Army documents and 15,000 pages of the sometimes daily top-secret messages sent to Tokyo from Japanese diplomats stationed in Berlin and elsewhere, constructs the most complete history available on American codebreaking activity and its consequences. He concisely documents the extraordinary casualties both American and Japanese forces would have suffered in an invasion and occupation of Japan, demonstrating through intercepted secret communications between Japanese leaders that Tokyo was adamant in its refusal to surrender.

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First time in paperback: A myth-shattering book on codes and codebreaking that "no one with the slightest interest in World War II or in the origins of the Cold War can afford to ignore."-Robin W. Winks

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

Bruce Lee, in a long and distinguished publishing career, has been editor-researcher for Cornelius Ryan and the editor of Gordon Prange, Admiral Edwin T. Layton, Ronald Lewin, Gordon Wekhman, William Craig, Ralph Bennett, and Charles B. MacDonald. He lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780306810367
Preface:
Lee, Bruce
Author:
Lee, Bruce
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Cryptography
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
World
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
50
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 28.6 oz

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