Le f proof reading slips page 62 suggesting the main 18 inch guns fire at 75 per minute and page 67 suggesting that Yamato had eleven vast 18 inch gunsIf the reader is really interested in the battleship itself a book The Battleship Yamato by Janusz Skulski is a magnificent point Porter Rockwell: A Biography of reference trouble is at 30 it is a bit priceyat 30 it is a bit pricey18 inch guns Could not have been better It was a wonderful book which lead me the reader to examine my how I thought about the young men the enemy in WWII it notnly made me think but gave such a full and rounded context to this Satire one fateful incident near the endf the Pacific War As it brought up a mixture Deflower the Boss of feelings I was moved by it and left astonished at how this actf self sacrifice was not a uniue event in the history Hebrew magic amulets of human warfare The storyf this ship has been covered in much greater detail elsewhere but this short book perhaps does the best f portraying the ship as a metaphor for Japanese participation in World War Two The detonation n the cover even resembles the nuclear explosions at the war s conclusion Some readers will note parallels to the loss Being There of the RMS Titanic I will keep this book as a reminder If you want a book that is a useful referencen the Yamato as I had you will likely be disappointed by this rather lyrical musing هذه بلادنا: الجواء on the naturef the largest battleship ever built However if you re interested in an almost Zen approach to a book Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom on military hardwarene long n philosophy and short n facts and figures this book is for you I was not riginally pleased by this book but n further reflection it does Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith offer an uniue approach to discussing Japan s premiere capital ship An elegiac allegorica. Ifice that had immemorially ennobled the Japanese national consciousness Stoically poised for battle in the springf 1945―when even Japan’s last desperate techniue f arms the kamikaze was running short―Yamato arose as the last magnificent arrow in the imperial uiver f Emperor Hirohito Here Jan Morris not nly tells the dramatic story f the
L lament n the futility f war and its wasteful sacrifice This is a uickly paced intense beautifully illustrated book The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD on the death and the sillinessf mass hysteria told through the lens f bservers from afar Was any f it worthwhile No in this reader s humble pinion but read it for yourself it won t take very long In short a triumph by ne f the world s greatest writers Stories we read about historical events could use books like The Battleship Yamato Here the author sets aside the mere sterile narration Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse of what happened and instead delves into a sense and feelf it all a story level profound than just description I would suggest first reading about the Yamato the wiki say Then read this book in Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations one sitting This book will be re read pulledff the shelf anytime and pened to any page again and again Highly recommend Being a fan f the show Star Blazers I figured I d pick up this book to see what the real Battleship Yamato was all about Not really what I was looking for but will do I m a fan f the machinery f war and the innovations that go into producing themInitial reaction was that this book is a lot smaller than anticipated I expected a regular sized book but ended up with somet An The Stringbean Murders odd little book from a great writer this tells a somewhat garbled versionf the end أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع of the YAMATO in 1945verlaid with some broader musing Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, on war andther ironies You can read this is perhaps 10 12 minutes Numerous The Sporty Game other booksne American Yakuza II or two cited here will tell you far about this landmark vessel Onef the clearest things in the book are the several maps at the end showing just how much punishment the ship took before she sank after about 3 12 hours Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders of action Endf an era indeed. Agnificent ship itself―from secret wartime launch to futile sacrifice at Okinawa―but fundamentally interprets the ship as an allegorical figure Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise of war itself in its splendor and its sualor its heroism and its waste Drawingn rich naval history and rhapsodic metaphors from international music and art Battleship Yamato is a work f grand ironic ele.
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I was hoping for a very different book and did not get it I have uite a few books by this author and have enjoyed them all The problem with this ne is that if you are expecting any detailed information about the design service history and so Blood Love on then you will be disappointed The second p Good read Not a bad little bookbut 2 glaring errorsHMS Princef Wales Royal Navy battleshipwas built by Lairds at Birkenheadon the Merseynot n the ClydeWorld War 2 began in 1939not in 1941 as the author statesThe USA entered WW2 in 19412 years after it started This is a uniue and reflective musing essay call it what you will n the ultimate futility f war and evoking the sense f fruitless if stirring sacrifice f the loss f the world s largest battleship in the dying days f the Second World War It s brief less than an hours read and I suspect that if Jan Morris wasn t a beloved literary icon now in her 90s this work f self indulgence would not have see light f day As it stands this is reflection f war beauty and ironywill be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys her work DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting or is looking for something a littleut f the rdinary This uite short book is not so much about the ship itself but rather what might have been the human story f the crew n the finalmission to challenge the American invasion Civil rights, tool of communist deception of OkinawaThe Yamato was accompanied by a numberf destroyers but crucially had no air cover and had to rely n ship board anti aircraft artilleryAt her final refit in January to April 1945 for instance she had her close in 25 mm cannon armament increased to 152 gunsThe US Navy carrier based aircraft nslaught destroyed the world s greatest battleship with many bomb and torpedo strikesA coup. An extraordinary―and strikingly illustrated―reflection Cutthroat on the meaningf war from An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims onef The Claiming of the Shrew our greatest living writers The battleship Yamatof the Imperial Japanese Navy was the most powerful warship Summoned of World War II and represented the climax as it weref the Japanese warrior traditions f the samurai―the ideals f honor discipline and self sacr.