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Kamikaze
Kamikaze

Kamikaze

A Japanese Pilot's Own Spectacular Story of the Famous Suicide Squadrons

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: April 2007

ISBN 9780976154754

Rights: WOR

American Legacy Media (Apr 2007)

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Overview

The revealing autobiography of a Japanese suicide fighter pilot

Originally published in 1957, this enduring classic—the first-ever English publication cowritten by a Japanese suicide pilot—remains a touching and insightful look into the world of the kamikaze. This edition, now completely revised, reflects the valuable insight and perspective gained by the author since the time of the book’s initial publication. From the age of 15, Yasuo Kuwahara began a life of military service that included suffering through brutal basic training, participating in ferocious aerial combat against the Allies, and avoiding a suicide mission when an atomic bomb was dropped in Hiroshima, near his hometown. From being handpicked for kamikaze service to finding the discipline to die for the emperor, this history presents a firsthand account of the fascinating life of a kamikaze fighter pilot.

Reviews

"This classic World War II autobiography [is] absolutely terrifying reading. Kuwahara's descriptions of the horrors of war are accessible and compelling." —School Library Journal

Author Biography

Yasuo Kuwahara trained as a Japanese fighter pilot for a kamikaze squadron during World War II. Gordon T. Allred is a professor of English at Weber State University, where he has taught for more than four decades. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Please Bless Marilyn and Shannon. He is the recipient of the Utah Fine Arts Creative Writing Award and the Utah Author of the Year award. He lives in Ogden, Utah.