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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

£10.49

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Though one of the most hated World War II leaders, together with Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini, no one has ever written a full-length biography of Emperor Hirohito. Mostly due to the secrecy of Japanese society, where responsibility for war atrocities has still not been acknowledged, it is in large part a consequence of US spin-control after the armistice. Fearful of a civil war, General MacArthur invented the fiction of Hirohito as a peaceful emperor, whose symbolic power was abused by his war-hungry underlings.;In this biography, Bix reveals that nothing could be further from the truth. Groomed as the supreme warlord from early childhood, Hirohito was firmly in control of his troops up until his surrender. Everything, including his love for science and his visit to the UK, he adopted to strengthen and maintain his vast and deeply-rooted imperial power. Playing off the army against politicians, who were frequently murdered or committed suicide, no major decision was ever taken without being passed by him.

Book has black boards with gilt lettering to the spine.Pages are clean and securely bound.Page edges have some foxing and wear marks.Dust jacket is clean with two small tears and a few creases to the bottom rear.Some bending to the top of the front part of the dust jacket. Printed in 2006, first edition.

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Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Herbert P. Bix
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24 x 16.1 x 5 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0715630776
ISBN-13:
9780715630778
Number of pages:
800
Publisher:
Duckworth

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Though one of the most hated World War II leaders, together with Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini, no one has ever written a full-length biography of Emperor Hirohito. Mostly due to the secrecy of Japanese society, where responsibility for war atrocities has still not been acknowledged, it is in large part a consequence of US spin-control after the armistice. Fearful of a civil war, General MacArthur invented the fiction of Hirohito as a peaceful emperor, whose symbolic power was abused by his war-hungry underlings.;In this biography, Bix reveals that nothing could be further from the truth. Groomed as the supreme warlord from early childhood, Hirohito was firmly in control of his troops up until his surrender. Everything, including his love for science and his visit to the UK, he adopted to strengthen and maintain his vast and deeply-rooted imperial power. Playing off the army against politicians, who were frequently murdered or committed suicide, no major decision was ever taken without being passed by him.

Book has black boards with gilt lettering to the spine.Pages are clean and securely bound.Page edges have some foxing and wear marks.Dust jacket is clean with two small tears and a few creases to the bottom rear.Some bending to the top of the front part of the dust jacket. Printed in 2006, first edition.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Herbert P. Bix
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24 x 16.1 x 5 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0715630776
ISBN-13:
9780715630778
Number of pages:
800
Publisher:
Duckworth

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