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Hirohito's War - The Pacific War 1941-1945

£24.00

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Hardback with dust cover. 2015. Some bending to spine, wear to dust cover and wear to page edges.

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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 online resources, including more details on logistics, economics, POWs, submarines and kamikaze, as well as a 1930-1945 timeline and 178 maps.

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Author(s):
Francis Pike
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
234x156x59
EAN-13:
9781472596703
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1472596703
ISBN-13:
9781472596703
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
1110
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Title:
Hirohito's war

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Hardback with dust cover. 2015. Some bending to spine, wear to dust cover and wear to page edges.

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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 online resources, including more details on logistics, economics, POWs, submarines and kamikaze, as well as a 1930-1945 timeline and 178 maps.

Author(s):
Francis Pike
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
234x156x59
EAN-13:
9781472596703
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1472596703
ISBN-13:
9781472596703
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
1110
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Title:
Hirohito's war

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