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Blossoms in the wind : the human legacy of the Kamikaze / M.G. Sheftall.


In the last days of World War II, the Japanese unleashed a new breed of warrior, the kamikaze--idealistic young men believing there could be no greater glory than to sacrifice their lives in suicide attacks to defend their homeland. But what of those men who took the sacred oath to die in battle--and lived? Soon after the 9/11 attacks, ethnographer M.G. Sheftall was given unprecedentedly intimate access to the cloistered community of Japan's last remaining kamikaze corps survivors. The result is a poignant and unforgettable glimpse into the lives and mindsets of former kamikaze pilots who never completed their final missions.--From publisher description.

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  • ISBN: 0451214870
  • ISBN: 9780451214874
  • ISBN: 0593472314
  • ISBN: 9780593472316
  • Physical Description: x, 480 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : NAL Caliber, [2005]

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General Note:
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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-471) and index.
Subject: Japan. Kaigun. Kamikaze Tokubetsu Kåogekitai.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, Japanese.
Kamikaze airplanes.
Kamikaze pilots.
Suicide > Japan > Psychological aspects.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Pacific Ocean.
Japan > History, Military.

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