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Examines the events and personalities that were instrumental in Japan's adoption of kamikazi, or suicide, missions in the later stages of World War II.
In the last days of World War II, the Japanese unleashed a new breed of warrior, the kamikaze--idealistic young men believing there could be no greater glory than to sacrifice their lives in suicide attacks to defend their homeland. But what of those men who took the sacred oath to die in battle--and lived? Soon after the 9/11 attacks, ethnographer M.G. Sheftall was given unprecedentedly intimate access to the cloistered community of Japan's last...