Hirohito's War: The Pacific War, 1941-1945

Hirohito s War The Pacific War In his magisterial page narrative of the Pacific War Francis Pike s Hirohito s War offers an original interpretation balancing the existing Western centric view with attention to the Japanese

  • Title: Hirohito's War: The Pacific War, 1941-1945
  • Author: Francis Pike
  • ISBN: 9781472596703
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In his magisterial 1,152 page narrative of the Pacific War, Francis Pike s Hirohito s War offers an original interpretation, balancing the existing Western centric view with attention to the Japanese perspective on the conflict As well as giving a blow by blow account of campaigns and battles, Francis Pike offers many challenges to the standard interpretations with regaIn his magisterial 1,152 page narrative of the Pacific War, Francis Pike s Hirohito s War offers an original interpretation, balancing the existing Western centric view with attention to the Japanese perspective on the conflict As well as giving a blow by blow account of campaigns and battles, Francis Pike offers many challenges to the standard interpretations with regards to the causes of the war Emperor Hirohito s war guilt the inevitability of US Victory the abilities of General MacArthur and Admiral Yamamoto the role of China, Great Britain and Australia military and naval technology and the need for the fire bombing of Japan and the eventual use of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Hirohito s War is accompanied by additional online resources, including details on logistics, economics, POWs, submarines and kamikaze, as well as a 1930 1945 timeline and 178 maps.

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    One thought on “Hirohito's War: The Pacific War, 1941-1945

    1. Bou

      An impressive, detailed account of the Pacific War, which gives a good overview of the Japanese point of view. Unfortunately, the account is a bit marred by the author's opinion of the character of MacArthurAfter the desillusion from World War I, the embarrasing Washington naval treaty and the rise of Japanese nationalisme and the belief in the Japanese superrace, the second Sino-Japanese conflict (the incident at the Marco Polo bridge) can be seen as the start of World War II. In the first chap [...]

    2. Ryan Hannay

      Incredibly detailed and yet completely readable history of the Pacific theater of WWII. The author takes you from the semi-recent root history in Japan, through the build up and spread of aggression in the area, and all the way to the slow decline and end of the Japanese empire through the Allied resistance. Like many people I have been fascinated with World War 2 and read countless books about individual tales and people involved. And the focus of most of these has been the European front, both [...]

    3. Martin

      Very comprehensive history about the Pacific War, and absolutely worth reading. The part about Japanese politics is also interesting, but the author seems to be more comfortable writing about the military side of things, and any efforts to improve the book for the next edition could well focus on these chapters.

    4. Christian Cederberg

      Lots of little typos mar this otherwise great book. For instance Chesty Puller is refered to as Chesty Pullar throughout the chapter on Guadalcanal but later on correctly during the chapter on Peleliu.

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