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by Hiroyuki Agawa
Kodansha International 1979
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|The Reluctant Admiral
Yamamoto and the Imperial Navy
This book is a detailed biography of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (1884-1943). The book explores his childhood, early life and service in the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and his World War II service including his death as a passenger aboard G4M1 Betty 2656 Tail 323 that was shot down by P-38 Lightnings and crashed in southern Bougainville, killing everyone aboard.
Reviewed by The Japan Times “The Reluctant Admiral (Book Review) by Paul Henriques” December 19, 1980 page 9.
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