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Blossoms in the Wind: Human Legacies of the Kamikaze

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A compelling chronicle of men whose greatest desire was to die as warriors-and the legacy that still haunts those whose destinies were never fulfilled.

In the last days of World War II, the Japanese unleashed a new breed of warrior-the Kamikaze, idealistic young men who believed there could be no greater glory than to sacrifice their lives in suicide attacks to defend their homeland. But what of those men who took the sacred oath to die-and lived? Soon after 9/11, ethnographer M.G. Sheftall was given unprecedented access to the cloistered community of Japan's last remaining Kamikaze corps survivors. The result is a poignant and unforgettable glimpse into the lives and mindsets of former Kamikaze pilots who never completed their final missions.

About the Author

M.G. Sheftall is an associate professor in the Faculty of Informatics at Shizuoka University in Japan. A former writing student of Frank McCourt, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point before graduating from Fordham College in New York City

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451218520
Subtitle:
Human Legacies of the Kamikaze
Publisher:
NAL Trade
Author:
Sheftall, M. G.
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Suicide
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20060627
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.92 x 6.06 x 1 in 1.09 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Aviation
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Pacific

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