DRAGON OF THE MANGROVES
INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS OF WORLD WAR II
by: Yasuyuki Kasai
by: Christine I Speakman
2006 iUniverse www.iuniverse.com
Genre: Fiction, based on true events
ISBN-13: 978-0-595-39026-7 (pbk)
ISBN-13: 978-0-595-83414-3 (ebk)
ISBN-10: 0-595-39026-9 (pbk)
ISBN-10: 0-595-83414-0 (ebk)
Price: $12.95 paperback; $6.00 Adobe eBook
out of 4 roses
Have you ever walked
in someone else’s shoes?
of the Mangroves” takes you to Ramree Island, off the cost of Burma, through the eyes of Superior Private Minoru Kasuga and Second LieutenantYoshihisa Sumi.
Here these men of Japan’s Imperial Army…my deepest apologies for
any error in naming the country’s military, my knowledge and therefore understanding is limited in this area…not
only face their enemies but also the saltwater crocodiles that have inhabited the area for centuries. “Dragon of the Mangroves” is about these men as they follow their orders and do their best
This is not a tale of who was right and who was wrong. Far from it, it is a retelling of one country’s history during a time we all lost so much. I am reminded that each of us, no matter our views, still strive for those same wants and desires…to
live our lives with those we love.
As I mentioned, I have a very limited understanding of our world’s military history,
and haven’t read much fiction or even non-fiction about this area. However,
I did enjoy Yasuyuki Kasai’s telling, and will need to visit it again in order to fully comprehend
this part of Japanese history.
those who are partial to military history, I believe “Dragon of the Mangroves” is for you.