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HIROHITO Behind the Myth

Behr, Edward

Verlag: Villard, 1989
ISBN 10: 0394580729 / ISBN 13: 9780394580722
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Titel: HIROHITO Behind the Myth

Verlag: Villard

Erscheinungsdatum: 1989

Einband: Hardcover

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Owner name to front free-endpaper, small remainder dot bottom edge. Binding tight, inner text clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is price-intact, clean with very mild shelfwear. ; 9.20 X 6.30 X 1.30 inches. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 46105

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Inhaltsangabe: A biography of Japan's Emperor, the man who started an extraordinary period in history. The work covers the period prior to 1939, World War II and the post-war reconstruction of Japan.

From Publishers Weekly: Along with Hitler and Mussolini, he was one of the "three most hated men" of WW II, but Emperor Hirohito of Japan became an internationally respected figure during his 63-year reign, which ended with his death in early 1989. Armed with new evidence, however, Behr ( The Last Emperor ) convincingly argues that Hirohito, far from being an innocent tool of the Japanese military, actually sanctioned military expansionism in the 1930s; did little to reverse a tendency toward battlefield confrontation with the U.S.; was fully informed of preparations for the attack on Pearl Harbor; and, in fact, presided over the war to the end. Describing how the Emperor later extricated himself from responsibility for the wartime deaths of millions, Behr concludes that Hirohito was "without doubt the ultimate survivor of all time." And, suggests the author, he set an example of slippery diplomacy that continues to reverberate: Japanese teachers, according to Behr, continue to relate to students a version of military events that characterizes their country as blameless victims of WW II. Photos.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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