In the epic saga Killing the Rising Sun, the multimillion-selling author and trailblazing TV journalist recounts the final moments of World War II like never before.
Autumn 1944. The second World War is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where General Douglas MacArthur and legions of American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat.
Meanwhile, back on U.S. soil, Harry Truman ascends to the presidency after FDR’s death and Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer prepares to test the most dangerous weapon known to mankind. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, considered a deity by his subjects despite a massive and mounting death toll, refuses to surrender…
Praise for Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard’s Killing series:
“Powerful…immersively written.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“All the suspense and drama of a popular thriller.” —The Christian Science Monitor
"Vivid and emotionally engaging.”—Nelson DeMille
About the Author
BILL O’REILLY’s success in broadcasting and publishing is unmatched. He was the iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, the highest-rated cable news broadcast in the nation for 16 consecutive years. His website BillOReilly.com is followed by millions all over the world, his No Spin News is broadcast weekday nights at 8 and 11 (ET) on The First TV, and his O’Reilly Update is heard weekdays on more than 225 radio stations across the country. He has authored an astonishing seventeen #1 bestsellers; his historical Killing series is the bestselling nonfiction series of all time, with over 18 million books in print. O’Reilly has received a number of journalism accolades, including three Emmys and two Emmy nominations. He holds a History degree from Marist College, a master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, and a master’s degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. O’Reilly lives on Long Island where he was raised. His philanthropic enterprises have raised tens of millions for people in need and wounded American veterans.
MARTIN DUGARD is the New York Times bestselling author of several books of history, among them the Killing series, Into Africa, and The Explorers. He and his wife live in Southern California with their three sons.