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Hirohito's war

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In his magisterial 1,208 page narrative of the Pacific War, Francis Pike's Hirohito's War offers an original interpretation, balancing the existing Western-centric view with attention to the Japanese perspective on the conflict. As well as giving a blow-by-blow' account of campaigns and battles, Francis Pike offers many challenges to the standard interpretations with regards to the causes of the war; Emperor Hirohito's war guilt; the inevitability of US Victory; the abilities of General MacArthur and Admiral Yamamoto; the role of China, Great Britain and Australia; military and naval technology; and the need for the fire-bombing of Japan and the eventual use of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hirohito's War is accompanied by additional on-line resources, including more details on logistics, economics, POWs, submarines and kamikaze, as well as a 1930-1945 timeline and 178 maps. First reprint (2015) of 2015 publication. Book as new,red cloth with silver lettering on spine, unmarked apart from traces of an erasure on front free end-paper; jacket as new. Includes Dominic Green's review in the Spectator 4th July 2015. Heavy book.

Item details

Author(s):
Francis Pike
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5"
Edition:
1st edition, 1st reprint
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1472596706
ISBN-13:
9781472596703
Number of pages:
1110
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Title:
Hirohito's war

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In his magisterial 1,208 page narrative of the Pacific War, Francis Pike's Hirohito's War offers an original interpretation, balancing the existing Western-centric view with attention to the Japanese perspective on the conflict. As well as giving a blow-by-blow' account of campaigns and battles, Francis Pike offers many challenges to the standard interpretations with regards to the causes of the war; Emperor Hirohito's war guilt; the inevitability of US Victory; the abilities of General MacArthur and Admiral Yamamoto; the role of China, Great Britain and Australia; military and naval technology; and the need for the fire-bombing of Japan and the eventual use of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hirohito's War is accompanied by additional on-line resources, including more details on logistics, economics, POWs, submarines and kamikaze, as well as a 1930-1945 timeline and 178 maps. First reprint (2015) of 2015 publication. Book as new,red cloth with silver lettering on spine, unmarked apart from traces of an erasure on front free end-paper; jacket as new. Includes Dominic Green's review in the Spectator 4th July 2015. Heavy book.

Author(s):
Francis Pike
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5"
Edition:
1st edition, 1st reprint
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1472596706
ISBN-13:
9781472596703
Number of pages:
1110
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Title:
Hirohito's war

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