The advent of the 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack at Pearl Harbor has had at least something to do with the publication of this book.
As a war winds down, with victory in sight, no one wants to be the last one killed. As a rule, participants tend to become somewhat cautious or reluctant to put their lives on the line.
In a conflict as massive as was World War II, it is inevitable that there would be a plethora of personal and personally heroic stories to be told.
Stephen Harding is senior editor of Military History and a prolific researcher and military historian whose works include seven other nonfiction books as well as hundreds of magazine artic