Killing the Rising Sun - A Note to Readers/Introduction Summary & Analysis

Bill O'Reilly
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Before launching into the narrative of American plans for victory and Japanese resistance in the Pacific theater, O’Reilly – whose name alone, not co-author Dugard’s, is signed to the end of this note – begins with someone from the present: the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, attended by President Barack Obama. The book begins by re-examining the words, spoken during a sermon five days after the September 11th terrorist attacks of 2001, in which Wright declared that America’s “chickens [were] coming home to roost,” citing the nuclear attacks on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which claimed more lives than 9/11 attacks (1). O’Reilly makes clear his mission in this note, stating that while most know of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a lack of knowledge about the details surrounding them...

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