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Battleground Atlantic: How the Sinking of a Single Japanese Submarine Assured the Outcome of World War

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On June 24, 1944, U.S. Navy warplanes patrolling the Atlantic attacked and sank a Japanese submarine, the I-52. It was an event of enormous strategic importance. The I-52's mission was to return to Japan with the ingredients of a radiological bomb. Purchased from the Germans, this doomsday weapon-classified secret by the U.S. government for years after the war-could have ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by NAL Hardcover
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David
Sep 22, 2014 David rated it did not like it
What a mess of a book. It combined a treasure hunt for a lost submarine possibly filled with gold and uranium with a history of the submarine and its mission. Good start. However, from there it veered into the German atomic bomb program and the end of the war from the Japanese perspective. Interesting stories, but way too much in one book. Also, I hate hyperbolic subtitles like "How the Sinking of a Single Japanese Submarine Assured the Outcome of World War."
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Jan 06, 2013 Jerry Teipen rated it did not like it
Shelves: ww2-pacific
Disjointed and essentially unreadable...well...painfully readable.
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A true narative of submarine operations durring WW2
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