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Hirohito's War: The Pacific War, 1941-1945 by Francis Pike
English | 18 Jun. 2015 | ISBN: 1472596706 | 1152 Pages | EPUB/MOBI | 4 MB
In his magisterial 1,109 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 more details on logistics, economics, POWs, submarines and kamikaze, as well as a 1930-1945 timeline and 178 maps