“Powerful.” --H. Paul Jeffers, author of Command of Honor
In the last days of World War II, a new and baffling weapon terrorized the United States Navy in the Pacific. To the sailors who learned to fear them, the body-crashing warriors of Japan were known as “suiciders”; among the Japanese, they were named for a divine wind that once saved the home islands from invasion: kamikaze.
“Thorough And Vivid.” --John C. McManus, author of Alamo in the Ardennes
Told from the perspective of the men who endured this horrifying tactic, At War with the Wind is the first book to recount in nail-biting detail what it was like to experience an attack by Japanese kamikazes. Acclaimed author David Sears draws on personal interviews and unprecedented research to create a narrative of war that is stunning in its vividness and unforgettable in its revelations.
“Mesmerizing . . . Thrilling.” --Kenneth Sewell, author of Red Star Rogue
This is the candid story of a war within a war—a relentless series of furious and violent engagements pitting men determined to die against men determined to live. Its echoes resonate hauntingly at a time of global conflict, when suicide as a weapon remains a perplexing and terrifying reality.
Main Selection of the Military Book Club
Featured Alternate of the History Book Club
With 16 pages of photos