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Henry

Alright. Below are some books I have on WWII and post-WWII. Some of the topics are pretty specific, though.

Kempeitai: Japan’s Dreaded Military Policy by Raymond Lamont Brown
Judgment at Tokyo by Tim Maga
A Glorious Way To Die: The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato by Russell Spurr
So Sad To Fall In Battle: An Account of War Based on Tadamichi Kuribayashi’s Letters From Iwo Jima by Kumiko Kakehashi
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb: And the Architecture of An American Myth by Gar Alperovitz
Retribution: The Battle For Japan, 1944-45 by Max Hastings
Hiroshima’s Shadow edited by Kai Bird and Lawrence Lifschultz
Kamikaze: Japan’s Suicide Samurai by Raymond Lamont Brown
Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb by Ronald Takaki
The Case of General Yamashita by A. Frank Reel
The Kamikazes by Edwin Hoyt
American Shogun: General Macarthur, Emperor Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Hirohito and His Times: A Japanese Perspective by Toshiaki Kawahara
Japan’s War: The Great Pacific Conflict by Edwin Hoyt
The Anguish of Surrender: Japanese POWs of World War II by Ulrich Straus