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The rising sun : the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 / John Toland.

By: Toland, John.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England : Pen & Sword Military, 2011Description: xi, 954 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1848845251 (pbk.); 9781848845251 (pbk.).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan | World War, 1939-1945 -- United States | World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes | Mukden Incident, China, 1931 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area | World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, Japanese | World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American | Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 | Nagasaki-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 | Japan -- Foreign relations -- United States -- History | United States -- Foreign relations -- Japan -- History | Japan -- Politics and government -- 1926-1945 | Japan -- History -- 1926-1945
Contents:
The roots of war. Gekokujo -- To the Marco Polo Bridge -- "Then the war will be a desperate one" -- The lowering clouds. "Go back to blank paper" -- The fatal note -- Operation Z -- "This war may come quicker than anyone dreams" -- Banzai! "I shall never look back" -- "The formidable years that lie before us" -- "To show mercy is to prolong the war" -- "But not in shame" -- The tide turns -- Isle of death. Operation Shoestring -- Green hell -- "I deserve ten thousand deaths" -- The end -- The gathering forces. Of mice and men -- To the Marianas -- "Seven lives to repay our country!" -- The decisive battle. "Let no heart be faint" -- The Battle of Leyte Gulf -- The Battle of Breakneck Ridge -- Debacle -- Beyond the bitter end. "Our golden opportunity" -- "Like hell with the fire our" -- The flowers of Edo -- The last sortie -- The iron typhoon -- The stragglers -- "One hundred million die together". In quest of peace -- "That was not any decision that your had to worry about" -- Hiroshima -- ...and Nagasaki -- "To bear the unbearable" -- The palace revolt -- The voice of the crane -- Epilogue.
Summary: This Pulitzer Prize-winning history, told primarily from the Japanese point of view, traces the dramatic fortunes of the Empire of the Sun from the invasion of Manchuria to the dropping of the atomic bombs, and demolishes many myths surrounding this catastrophic conflict. Why did the dawn attack on Pearl Harbor occur? Was this inevitable? Was the Emperor a puppet or a warmonger? And, finally, what inspired the barbaric actions of those who fought, and those who speak here of the unspeakable - murder, cannibalism and desertion?
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This magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning history, told primarily from the Japanese viewpoint, traces the dramatic fortunes of the Empire of the Sun from the invasion of Manchuria to the dropping of the atomic bombs, demolishing many myths surrounding this catastrophic conflict.

Why did the dawn attack on Pearl Harbor occur? Was was inevitable? Was the Emperor a puppet or a warmonger? And, finally, what inspired the barbaric actions of those who fought, and who speak here of the unspeakable - murder, cannibalism and desertion?

'Unbelievably rich ... Readable and exciting' Newsweek

'The most readable, yet informative account of the Pacific War' Chicago Sunday Times

First published in Great Britain in 1971 by Cassell & Company, Ltd. Published in this format in 2005 and reprinted in 2011 by Pen & Sword Military.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [883]-904) and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The roots of war. Gekokujo -- To the Marco Polo Bridge -- "Then the war will be a desperate one" -- The lowering clouds. "Go back to blank paper" -- The fatal note -- Operation Z -- "This war may come quicker than anyone dreams" -- Banzai! "I shall never look back" -- "The formidable years that lie before us" -- "To show mercy is to prolong the war" -- "But not in shame" -- The tide turns -- Isle of death. Operation Shoestring -- Green hell -- "I deserve ten thousand deaths" -- The end -- The gathering forces. Of mice and men -- To the Marianas -- "Seven lives to repay our country!" -- The decisive battle. "Let no heart be faint" -- The Battle of Leyte Gulf -- The Battle of Breakneck Ridge -- Debacle -- Beyond the bitter end. "Our golden opportunity" -- "Like hell with the fire our" -- The flowers of Edo -- The last sortie -- The iron typhoon -- The stragglers -- "One hundred million die together". In quest of peace -- "That was not any decision that your had to worry about" -- Hiroshima -- ...and Nagasaki -- "To bear the unbearable" -- The palace revolt -- The voice of the crane -- Epilogue.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning history, told primarily from the Japanese point of view, traces the dramatic fortunes of the Empire of the Sun from the invasion of Manchuria to the dropping of the atomic bombs, and demolishes many myths surrounding this catastrophic conflict. Why did the dawn attack on Pearl Harbor occur? Was this inevitable? Was the Emperor a puppet or a warmonger? And, finally, what inspired the barbaric actions of those who fought, and those who speak here of the unspeakable - murder, cannibalism and desertion?

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