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Killing the Rising Sun - How America Vanquished World War II Japan

Bill O'Reilly

The powerful and riveting new audiobook in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same page-turning style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.

The powerful and riveting new audiobook in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same page-turning style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.
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Genres:

History

Description:

The powerful and riveting new audiobook in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same page-turning style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Martin Dugard, Robert Petkoff

Length:

9h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

07:52


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:54