Richard B. Frank is an internationally acclaimed historian of the Asia-Pacific War. He was an aerorifle platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam and is the author of Guadalcanal and Downfall. He is a member of the Board of Presidential Counselors of the National WWII Museum and lives in Annandale, Virginia.
It was [Richard Frank's] account of the chaos of war that most gripped me. Another of this book's many strengths is the author's welcome desire to tell the Chinese side of the story... Excellent though he is at most things, Frank is arguably at his best in his portrayal of both the leading and minor characters in this story. -- Malcolm Murfett - Literary Review Outstanding, wide-ranging... Frank has a humane, sure eye for detail. -- Rana Mitter - BBC History Magazine