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The rising sun : the decline and fall of the Japanese empire, 1936-1945

Author: John Toland
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003.
Series: Modern Library war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Modern Library Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author's words, "a factual saga of people caught up in the flood of the most overwhelming war of mankind, told as it happened--muddled, ennobling,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Toland
ISBN: 0812968581 9780812968583
OCLC Number: 52441692
Notes: Originally published: New York : Random House, 1970.
Description: xv, 954 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The roots of war --
The lowering clouds --
Banzai! --
Isle of death --
The gathering forces --
The decisive battle --
Beyond the bitter end --
"One hundred million die together."
Series Title: Modern Library war.
Responsibility: John Toland.
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author's words, "a factual saga of people caught up in the flood of the most overwhelming war of mankind, told as it happened--muddled, ennobling, disgraceful, frustrating, full of paradox." In weaving together the historical facts and human drama leading up to and culminating in the war in the Pacific, Toland crafts a riveting and unbiased narrative history. In his Foreword, Toland says that if we are to draw any conclusion from The Rising Sun, it is "that there are no simple lessons in history, that it is human nature that repeats itself, not history."

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