The Pacific conflict changed the face of history, plunging the world into total war and heralding the ominous beginning of the atomic age. This 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 bomb, demolishing many myths surrounding this catastrophic conflict. Why did the dawn air attack of Peal Harbour occur? Was war 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? The product of years of research and interviews with almost five hundred people, including President Truman and survivors of the horrors at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this is a definitive, monumental account.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
"'Unbelievably rich... Readable and exciting' Newsweek 'The most readable, yet informative account of the Pacific War' Chicago Sunday Times"About the Author:
John Toland is a highly respected and prolific military historian. His book INFAMY: PEARL HARBOR AND ITS AFTERMATH will be published in Penguin Classic Military History in May 2001.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002443498
Book Description Penguin, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First edition: Large, heavy paperback, unused but grubby top closed paged edges through poor storage, else internally clean and tight in good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 16267
Book Description Penguin. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2567944312
Book Description Penguin Books, London, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book is in Very Good condition with pictorial wraps. Some darkening to textblock, light wear to corners. Some wear to head and length of spine, light scratching to wraps. No jacket as issued. A clean tight copy. 954 pgs. Additional shipping charges may apply to international orders. Bookseller Inventory # 000902
Book Description Penguin, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-244-48-1775101
Book Description Penguin, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-244-48-1775101