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29-05-2015, 17:40

Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy
Author: Eri Hotta
Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy
Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 0307594017
2013
Format: EPUB
Size: 5,2
Language: English
Pages: 352
A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific.
When Japan launched hostilities against the United States in 1941, argues Eri Hotta, its leaders, in large part, understood they were entering a war they were almost certain to lose. Drawing on material little known to Western readers, and barely explored in depth in Japan itself, Hotta poses an essential question: Why did these menmilitary men, civilian politicians, diplomats, the emperorput their country and its citizens so unnecessarily in harms way? Introducing us to the doubters, schemers, and would-be patriots who led their nation into this conflagration, Hotta brilliantly shows us a Japan rarely glimpsedeager to avoid war but fraught with tensions with the West, blinded by reckless militarism couched in traditional notions of pride and honor, tempted by the gamblers dream of scoring the biggest win against impossible odds and nearly escaping disaster before it finally proved inevitable.

Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

 

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