Accession Number:

ADA523645

Title:

Deciphering the Rising Sun: Navy and Marine Corps Codebreakers, Translators, and Interpreters in the Pacific War

Descriptive Note:

Book review

Corporate Author:

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF INTELLIGENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Men and women who studied what seemed an impenetrable language in Colorado and Oklahoma contributed to victory over the Japanese Empire in the Second World War and to alliance with Japan during the Cold War. Roger Dingman, professor emeritus of history at the University of Southern California, tells in this book the story of the naval and Marine intelligence officers from the U.S. Navy Japanese Language School at the University of Colorado at Boulder and at Oklahoma AM College in Stillwater. Dingman, who served for a time in the Navy before embarking on an academic career in Japanese history, describes with enthusiasm and in detail the lives of these language officers. Deciphering the Rising Sun Navy and Marine Corps Codebreakers, Translators, and Interpreters in the Pacific War, by Roger Dingman, Annapolis, MD Naval Institute Press, 2009, 340 pp., photos, maps, bibliography, index.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Linguistics
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE