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Warriors of the rising sun / Robert B. Edgerton
Bib ID 1638261
Format BookBook
Author
Edgerton, Robert B. (Robert Breckenridge), 1931-
 
Description New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, c1997 
384p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0393040852
Summary

Warriors of the Rising Sun chronicles the Japanese military's transformation from honorable "knights of Bushido" into men who massacred thousands during the Pacific War. Crucial in bringing about this change was Western rejection of Japan as an aspiring colonial power, as well as the West's racist, anti-Japanese immigration policies. Japan's leaders chose military brutality as a necessary means to achieve a rightful place in the world. Today, Japan has the second largest military budget in the world. What lessons have her leaders learned from the past wars?

Full contents
  • 1. The Crucible of Conflict - Northeast Asia
  • 2. The Boxer Rebellion - Japan in the World's Eyes
  • 3. "And Where May Japan Happen to Be?"
  • 4. "Brute Force, Anguish, and Humiliation"
  • 5. "You Can Keep Tokyo for Yourself"
  • 6. "To Hell with Babe Ruth"
  • 7. "Remember Pearl Harbor"
  • 8. "Not Necessarily to Our Advantage"
  • 9. From Chivalry to Brutality.
 
Notes

Includes bibliography and index.

Subjects Military ethics -- Japan -- History.  |  Sociology, Military -- Japan -- History.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.  |  Japan -- Armed Forces -- History.

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