I have not read much about the Pacific in WWII, and have been fascinated with Truman and MacArthur. The background information on both makes this all the more interesting. The maps that are included, especially of the Philippines in 1941 were very enlightening to me to begin to better understand the sieges, battles and strategies of the war over there against the Japanese. I knew little about Peleliu before so the details about the importance of that island and its airstrip were educational to me as well. The authors explain very comprehensively the culture of the Japanese and how the emperor was considered a god to the Japanese people, this clarifies how surrender was considered disgraceful to them.
Another 5 ***** book which I heartily recommend, especially for a somewhat brief presentation about the war with the Japanese, dropping the A-bomb and the dismissal of General MacArthur by President Truman.