Blossoms in the Wind : Human Legacies of the Kamikaze

By: Sheftall, M. G.

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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.

Title: Blossoms in the Wind : Human Legacies of the Kamikaze

Author Name: Sheftall, M. G.

Categories: Asia, Military & Warfare,

Publisher: New York, New American Library: 2006

ISBN Number: 0451218523

ISBN Number 13: 9780451218520

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 018473

Description: Minimal shelfwear to wraps, remainder mark lower fore-edges.

Keywords: JAPAN_HISTORY, MILITARY KAMIKAZE AIRPLANES SUICIDE,