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Zero Fighter

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ISBN-10: 0275953556

ISBN-13: 9780275953553

Edition: 1996

Authors: Akira Yoshimura, Retsu Kaiho, Michael Gregson, Craig Eisendrath

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From a North American standpoint, Zero Fighter makes a number of highly interesting points, having been written for the Japanese market. For example, North Americans are generally not aware of the success of the Zero fighter or of its significance in Japanese minds. Both the superiority of the aircraft in the early stages of the Pacific War and the great stature of Jiro Horikoshi as an aircraft designer (he is to Japan what the designer of the Spitfire is to the U.K.) will come as a revelation to most readers here. Also completely unknown to most North American readers is the story of the transport section at the Nagoya Aircraft Works. This information is woven nicely into the book, and has…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/30/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Akira Yoshimura is the prize-winning author of twenty novels and short-story collections, many of them bestsellers in Japan. One Man's Justice is his third novel translated into English. Mark Ealey translated Yoshimura's Shipwrecks, among other titles. He is a professor of Japanese language and modern history at Christ Church Polytechnic in New Zealand.

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