#Tokyo45: The Final Days of World War II by Philip Gibson

The final days of the war in the Pacific, 1945.

#tokyo45: the final days of world war ii

What if there had been social media during World War II?

This is not a book written in the usual book format. It is the compelling story of the final days of World War II told in the form of Twitter feeds and actual statements by the main participants.

The story begins with the capture of the strategic Japanese island of Okinawa and follows the thoughts and actions of the main participants through planning the invasion of mainland Japan, the Japanese defense, the Manhattan Project, the first atomic test, the Kamikaze defense, the Potsdam Conference, Churchill's election defeat, the decision to drop the atomic bombs, the attempted palace revolt and the eventual Japanese surrender. 

Genre: HISTORY / General

Secondary Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General

Language: English


Word Count: 40,584

Sales info:

This book is one of a series of books. The series is called Hashtag Histories. 
The Hashtag Histories books can be read in any order. The books so far are: 
#Havana62: To the Brink of Nuclear War (Free)
#Berlin45: The Final Days of Hitler's Third Reich ($3.99)
#Tokyo45: The Final Days of World War II - The Pacific War ($4.99)
#Houston69: Apollo 11 - When Men Walked on the Moon ($4.99)
#Houston70: The Miracle Journey of Apollo 13 ($4.99)
#Houston68 (Coming soon!)
#Dallas63 (Coming later)

Daily sales of the books are generally in the single digits, rising to several hundered when I eun promotions. #Tokyo45 has sold around 200 copies so far. 

Sample text:


Okinawa falls to the U.S. invasion force!  For the first time in the Pacific campaign, Japanese soldiers surrender in their thousands.

President Harry S.Truman @HTruman

A great success, but at what terrible cost. And I fear there is far worse to come before this is over.

General George Marshall @GMarshall

As well as the great loss of life and limb, Okinawa has cost us 736 aircraft, as well as 36 ships including aircraft carriers and battleships lost to Kamikaze attacks.

President Harry S.Truman @HTruman

Guadacana, Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, the Philippines and everywhere between. Now Okinawa. Every invasion a success for us – and with every invasion the slaughter of our boys gets more and more horrendous.

President Harry S.Truman @HTruman

And now we have to prepare for the biggest invasion of all – an invasion which will, by every account, make our previous losses seem minor.

Henry L. Stimson @SecWar

Although the last ditch banzai attacks by the Japanese failed on Okinawa, they caused the brutal and savage deaths of thousands of our young soldiers and Marines.

General George Marshall @GMarshall

The banzai attacks on Okinawa were some of the worst we have seen. Hundreds of Japanese soldiers rushing headlong into our machine gun fire with no hope of surviving the fight.

General Douglas MacArthur @DMacArthur

Our losses were indeed terrible, but we must always remember that for every American killed in these battles, ten, twenty, sometimes 100 Japanese soldiers are killed by our boys.


Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

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