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    DescriptionRobert T. Crowley, an intelligence officer in World War II who later became a senior executive at the CIA, has called Marching Orders simply "one of the most important books ever published about World War II." At last available in paperback, the book reveals a host of previously untold stories about codes and codebreaking--including how the American breaking of the Japanese diplomatic Purple ciphers led to the defeat of Germany, as well as why America and England agreed to use nuclear weapons against Japan. Bruce Lee, who had access to 1.5 million pages of U.S. Army documents and 15,000 pages of the sometimes daily top-secret messages sent to Tokyo from Japanese diplomats stationed in Berlin and elsewhere, constructs the most complete history available on American codebreaking activity and its consequences. He concisely documents the extraordinary casualties both American and Japanese forces would have suffered in an invasion and occupation of Japan, demonstrating through intercepted secret communications between Japanese leaders that Tokyo was adamant in its refusal to surrender.


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    Title
    Marching Orders
    Subtitle
    The Untold Story of World War II
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bruce Lee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 860 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780306810367
    ISBN 10: 0306810360
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    DC22: 940.54
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWKF
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    BIC subject category V2: GPJ
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26320
    BIC subject category V2: JWKT
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 3JJH, 1FPJ
    DC21: 940.548673
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWK, NHK, GPJ, JWKF
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    19 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    Bruce Lee, in a long and distinguished publishing career, has been editor-researcher for Cornelius Ryan and the editor of Gordon Prange, Admiral Edwin T. Layton, Ronald Lewin, Gordon Wekhman, William Craig, Ralph Bennett, and Charles B. MacDonald. He lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "First time in paperback: A myth-shattering book on codes and codebreaking that "no one with the slightest interest in World War II or in the origins of the Cold War can afford to ignore." -Robin W. Winks"