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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"The Ultimate Battle" is the full story of the largest land-sea-air battle ever waged by the U.S., a battle whose staggering casualties and take-no-prisoners ferocity led Truman to drop the atomic bomb on Japan.

Reviews (1)

Listen with a Map

Written by Albert from Annapolis, MD on July 18th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed this chronological history very much. It is told as a series of first person accounts linked by details from war records. The descriptions of wounds are unnecessarily lurid, but I think that is the only complaint I have. It will help you to have a map of Okinawa handy to give you insights into what is going on.

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.