Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

Duckworth, 2001 - 800 pages
Though one of the most hated World War II leaders, together with Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini, no one has ever written a full-length biography of Emperor Hirohito. Mostly due to the secrecy of Japanese society, where responsibility for war atrocities has still not been acknowledged, it is in large part a consequence of US spin-control after the armistice. Fearful of a civil war, General MacArthur invented the fiction of Hirohito as a peaceful emperor, whose symbolic power was abused by his war-hungry underlings.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - willszal - LibraryThing

This is a book about World War II from Japan's perspective. This is an interesting story, but leaves the book with a misleading title. The book is too long, given all the things that it doesn't cover ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - pbjwelch - LibraryThing

There are several excellent (lengthy) reviews of this book so there is no need to repeat their content, only repeat the conclusion from a fellow Goodreads member: "The American historian, Herbert Bix ... Consulter l'avis complet

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