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Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945

ISBN-10: 0812968581
ISBN-13: 9780812968583
Edition: 2003
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Description: A monumental history of Japan, documenting that nations imperial rise and fall, from the invasion of Manchuria to the dropping of the atomic bombs. In weaving together the historical facts and human drama leading up to and culminating in the war in  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 976
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

A monumental history of Japan, documenting that nations imperial rise and fall, from the invasion of Manchuria to the dropping of the atomic bombs. 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.

Foreword
The Roots of War
Gekokujo
To the Marco Polo Bridge
"Then the War Will Be a Desperate One"
The Lowering Clouds
"Go Back to Blank Paper"
The Fatal Note
Operation Z
"This War May Come Quicker Than Anyone Dreams"
Banzai!
"I Shall Never Look Back"
"The Formidable Years That Lie Before Us"
"For a Wasted Hope and Sure Defeat"
"To Show Them Mercy Is to Prolong the War"
"But Not in Shame"
The Tide Turns
Isle of Death
Operation Shoestring
Green Hell
"I Deserve Ten Thousand Deaths"
The End
The Gathering Forces
Of Mice and Men
To the Marianas
"Seven Lives to Repay Our Country!"
The Decisive Battle
"Let No Heart Be Faint"
The Battle of Leyte Gulf
The Battle of Breakneck Ridge
Debacle
Beyond the Bitter End
"Our Golden Opportunity"
"Like Hell with the Fire Out"
The Flowers of Edo
The Last Sortie
The Iron Typhoon
The Stragglers
"One Hundred Million Die Together"
In Quest of Peace
"That Was Not Any Decision That You Had To Worry About"
Hiroshima
... and Nagasaki
"To Bear the Unbearable"
The Palace Revolt
The Voice of the Crane
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Sources
Notes
Index
Map: The War in the Pacific
Map: The Japanese Conquest of Luzon
Map: The Slot/Guadalcanal
Map: Saipan
Map: The Battle of Leyte Gulf
Map: The Battle for Leyte
Map: Iwo Jima
Map: Okinawa

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