The many factors that led to Japan's participation in World War II, and the horrifying battles that resulted, come into focus in Japan's War: The Great Pacific Conflict. The book, which takes into account Japanese and Asian documents and scholarship in addition to American and European sources, chronicles events in the Pacific from 1853 to 1951. During those years, the leaders of Japan, believing in the superiority of their nation and culture, sought to dominate East Asia and the Pacific Basin. That period also saw Japan and America becoming entangled in each other's national affairs, starting when Commodore Perry's ships ended Japan's isolation policy, and continuing into the occupation by the U. S. Army following the war.
Author Hoyt shows conflicting personalities and historical context that led to the rise of Japanese militarism and wars with China and Russia. Japan's War examines the decisions that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the escalating climate of violence that resulted in the Rape of Nanking and the Bataan Death March.
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Edwin P. Hoyt, a former soldier, is a distinguished historian in the field of World War II studies, and the author of Inferno, The GI's War, and Hitler's War. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.From Library Journal:
"Using the official 101-volume Japanese-language history of World War II, which has never before been mined by Western historians, Hoyt has compiled a brilliantly accurate history of the war from the Japanese standpoint" was how LJ's reviewer praised this 1986 volume. Juxtaposing the histories of both Japan and the United States from 1853 to the 1950s, Hoyt concludes that the Pacific war was an inevitable clash. "Huge in scope, superbly researched, and eminently readable, this is essential for World War II collections."
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Book Description Arrow Books, London, 1989. Paperback thick, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear & creases covers, old price marks. 514 pp. The definitive account of the Pacific conflict brings fresh insights to two crucial questions: Why did Japan start the war in the Pacific? Why was the United States unprepared to meet the challenge? Traces the history of Japanese aggression from 1853 through WW2, and sheds new light on the China Question, the rape of Hong Kong, the Bataan Death March, and the murder camps of the Dutch East Indies. Bookseller Inventory # 14161