The Resource Memoirs of a kamikaze : a World War II pilot's inspiring story of survival, honor and reconciliation, Kazuo Odachi with Shigeru Ohta and Hiroyoshi Nishijima ; translated by Alexander Bennett and Shigeru Ohta, (electronic resource)

Memoirs of a kamikaze : a World War II pilot's inspiring story of survival, honor and reconciliation, Kazuo Odachi with Shigeru Ohta and Hiroyoshi Nishijima ; translated by Alexander Bennett and Shigeru Ohta, (electronic resource)

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Memoirs of a kamikaze : a World War II pilot's inspiring story of survival, honor and reconciliation
Title
Memoirs of a kamikaze
Title remainder
a World War II pilot's inspiring story of survival, honor and reconciliation
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Kazuo Odachi with Shigeru Ohta and Hiroyoshi Nishijima ; translated by Alexander Bennett and Shigeru Ohta
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  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
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"An incredible, untold story of survival and acceptance that sheds light on one of the darkest chapters in Japanese history.This book tells the story of Kazuo Odachi who--in 1943, when he was just 16 years-old--joined the Imperial Japanese Navy to become a pilot. A year later, he was unknowingly assigned to the Kamikaze Special Attack Corps--a group of airmen whose mission was to sacrifice their lives by crashing planes into enemy ships. Their callsign was "ten dead, zero alive."By picking up Memoirs of a Kamikaze, readers will experience the hardships of fighter pilot training--dipping and diving and watching as other trainees crash into nearby mountainsides. They'll witness the psychological trauma of coming to terms with death before each mission, and breathe a sigh of relief with Odachi when his last mission is cut short by Japan's eventual surrender. They'll feel the anger at a government and society that swept so much of the sacrifice under the rug in its desperation to rebuild.Odachi's innate "samurai spirit" carried him through childhood, WWII and his eventual life as a kendo instructor, police officer and detective. His attention to detail, unwavering self-discipline and impenetrably strong mind were often the difference between life and death. Odachi, who is now well into his nineties, kept his Kamikaze past a secret for most of his life. Seven decades later, he agreed to sit for nearly seventy hours of interviews with the authors of this book--who know Odachi personally. He felt it was his responsibility to finally reveal the truth about the Kamikaze pilots: that they were unsuspecting teenagers and young men asked to do the bidding of superior officers who were never held to account.This book offers a new perspective on these infamous suicide pilots. It is not a chronicle of war, nor is it a collection of research papers compiled by scholars. It is a transcript of Odachi's words."--
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Biography type
autobiography
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N$T
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Odachi, Kazuo
Dewey number
940.544952092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D792.J3
LC item number
O4313 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nishijima, Hiroyoshi
  • Ōta, Shigeru
  • Bennett, Alexander
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  • Odachi, Kazuo
  • Kamikaze pilots
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Asian & Asian American
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Memoirs of a kamikaze : a World War II pilot's inspiring story of survival, honor and reconciliation, Kazuo Odachi with Shigeru Ohta and Hiroyoshi Nishijima ; translated by Alexander Bennett and Shigeru Ohta, (electronic resource)
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Translated from the Japanese
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource (1 volume)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781462921492
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations, maps
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9ee5bde1-8a6c-450c-8b72-3ecd283d91f3
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)1155149427
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Memoirs of a kamikaze : a World War II pilot's inspiring story of survival, honor and reconciliation, Kazuo Odachi with Shigeru Ohta and Hiroyoshi Nishijima ; translated by Alexander Bennett and Shigeru Ohta, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Translated from the Japanese
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781462921492
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9ee5bde1-8a6c-450c-8b72-3ecd283d91f3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1155149427

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