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A war it was always going to lose : why Japan attacked America in 1941

Author: Jeffrey Record
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Jeffrey Record has specialized in investigating the causes of war. Record incorporates the lessons of earlier books in his latest, A War It Was Always Going to Lose: Why Japan Attacked America in 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor is one of the most perplexing cases of a weaker power seeming to believe that it could vanquish a clearly superior force. Jeffrey Record finds that Japan did not believe it could win; yet,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Record
ISBN: 9781597975346 1597975346
OCLC Number: 500783892
Description: xiii, 167 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : a "strategic imbecility"? --
Sources of Japanese-American tension --
Japanese aggression and U.S. policy responses, 1937-1941 --
Japanese assumptions and decision making --
Failed deterrence --
Was the Pacific War inevitable? --
The enduring lessons of 1941.
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Jeffrey Record has specialised in investigating the causes of war. In "The Specter of Munich: Reconsidering the Lessons of Appeasing Hitler" (Potomac Books, Inc., 2006), he contended that Hitler  Read more...

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