About the Author
Fred Saito translated and expanded the original manuscript, after spending more than eight hundred hours interviewing Hara.
Roger Pineau added the footnotes and checked the accuracy of the battle accounts.
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Very interesting book written by a destroyer captain who actually served through many of the most hard fought actions of the Pacific war. Read morePublished 16 months ago by FC
For understandable reasons, there are not many accounts of world war two by middle ranking IJN-officers and even fewer by those involved in so many well known operations, so it is... Read morePublished on 23 Feb. 2015 by birchden
Interesting perspective on the war in the Pacific. Overall, a well told and compelling personal account. The different cultural approach that comes though is particularly telling.Published on 5 Jan. 2015 by MS-R
This book offers certainly an interesting insight into the mind of a high ranking officer of Japanese Imperial Navy during World War II and also contains interesting reflections on... Read morePublished on 9 Dec. 2013 by Darth Maciek
Captain Hara was not at Pearl Harbor. He was at the Battle of the Java Sea. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. Read morePublished on 29 May 2013 by Edgar R Wagner
This book tells it as it was warts and all. Captain Hara is very candid and fair in his telling of his story. Read morePublished on 1 May 2013 by Andrew Eden