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The Pacific War : World War II and the Japanese, 1931-1945

Author: Saburō Ienaga
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [1978] ©1978
Series: Pantheon Asia library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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A graphic account of what it was like to give under an all-pervasive state system. Shows how militaristic and racist attitudes were disseminated through schools, army, and family.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ienaga, Saburō, 1913-2002.
Pacific War.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1978
(OCoLC)558146097
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saburō Ienaga
ISBN: 0394497627 9780394497624 0394734963 9780394734965
OCLC Number: 3631364
Notes: Translation of Taiheiyō sensō.
Description: xvi, 316 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1: Why was the war not prevented? --
Misconceptions about China and Korea --
Thought control and indoctrination --
The military: authoritarian and irrational --
pt. 2: The conduct of the war and the result --
The beginning: aggression in China --
The war in China: a clash of political values --
The war at home: democracy destroyed --
Japan extends the war to the Pacific --
The greater East Asia co-prosperity sphere: liberation or exploitation? --
The horrors of war --
Dissent and resistance: change from within --
Defeat --
Conclusion --
Note: Changing Japanese views of the war.
Series Title: Pantheon Asia library.
Other Titles: Taiheiyō Sensō.
Responsibility: by Saburō Ienaga.

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A portrayal of how and why Japan waged war from 1931-1945 and what life was like for the Japanese people in a society engaged in total war.  Read more...

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"A damning indictment--extensively documented--of Japanese imperialism, discrimination, and barbarity overseas." --Kirkus Reviews

 
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