Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan (Unabridged)
by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard
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The powerful and riveting new audiobook in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office, and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same pause-resistant style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.
Another instant classic.
I always get the audio version of Bill's book. Was diagnosed with Early On-set Alzheimers and cannot read anymore.
This great story is told just like the rest of his books. In a stunning, heart pounding, way that keeps the reader enthralled.
Another great book. You won't be disappointed.
Just keep them coming
I haves listened to all previous audiobooks. Not minimizing the others, this is by far the best. It's like being there!!
So far a very compelling story
However, if I would have known that all the footnotes were going to be read I would have opted for the book and not the audio version. None of the other Killing books has this annoying feature. It interrupts the story line and I'm almost at the point of abandoning it altogether. I'm giving it 2 stars because of the story. I much preferred O'Rielly's reading of Killing Patton instead of the guy doing this one.