Killing the Rising Sun

Killing the Rising Sun

The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same page-turning style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.

AuthorBill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
PublisherHenry Holt and Co.

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  • 09/13/2016

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  • 09/12/2016

    i just finished "killing the rising sun" and learned so much! yes it is graphic. but i only think of those brave service members who experienced personally the war

  • 03/22/2017

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  • 09/12/2016

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  • 09/13/2016

    killing the rising sun (henry holt, 323 pp., ** out of four stars) is their account of the eventual surrender of japan in world war ii.