The Ultimate Battle: Okinawa 1945-The Last Epic Struggle of World War II

Version: Unabridged
Author: Bill Sloan
Narrator: Robertson Dean
Genres: History, Military
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: October 2007
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 14 hours
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Here is the full story of the largest land-sea-air battle ever waged by the United States. Respected historian Bill SloanĀ tells the full story of the Battle of Okinawa as it has never been told before, through the eyes of the men in battle.

Reviews (2)

why we nuked them

Written by Anonymous on May 14th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

After reading this, you'll understand why we dropped the bomb on Japan. Good military history.

The best war book ever

Written by Anonymous from New York, NY on February 4th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I've read a lot of war histories, but I really think this is the best war book ever. It provides a lot of historical information about the battle (which is clearly is under emphasized by history) More importantly, it provides different stories within the story of the men who fought the battle on both sides and the civilians who endured the fighting. I especially appreciated the stories of sheer heroism by American soldiers.

Author Details

Author Details

Sloan, Bill

Bill Sloan is a former investigative reporter and feature writer for the "Dallas Times Herald, " where he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. The author of a dozen books, he lives in Dallas, Texas.