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eBook Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War: A Brief History with Documents and Essays (Bedford Series in History Culture (Paperback)) ePub

by Akira Iriye

  • ISBN: 0312147880
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Akira Iriye
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; 65079th edition (February 15, 1999)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1211 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1147 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 305

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Akira Iriye's Pearl Harbour and the Coming of the Pacific War is divided into two parts, with the .

The source extracts include letters and memoranda from the Japanese and American sides, plus transcripts of a few key Tokyo government conferences.

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Akira Iriye is professor of history at Harvard University, where he was appointed the Charles Warren Professor of American History in 1991. He has also taught at the University of Chicago and served as president of the American Historical Association in 1988.

A Brief History with Documents and Essays (Boston: Bedford/St. includes masterly essays on the causes of the war in the Pacific

Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War: A Brief History with Documents and Essays (Boston: Bedford/St. This book also includes masterly essays on the causes of the war in the Pacific. the origin of the Cold War. In particular, three documents are relevant to the topic of tutorial: Stalin’s Election Speech (February 9, 1946), 14. George Kennan’s Long Telegram (February 22, 1946) Wilson Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech /The Sinews of Peace (March 5, 1946).

Bedford Series in History & Culture (Paperback). AKIRA IRIYE is Professor of History at Harvard University. By (author) Akira Iriye. Adding an interpretative dimension, Part Two of the volume places Pearl Harbor in global context with essays two published in English for the first time from American, Japanese, Chinese, Soviet, German, British and Indonesian perspectives that explain how various countries applied pressure, offered assistance, exacerbated rifts, and significantly affected negotiations and Japan's ultimate decision for war. Also included are pictures, maps, a chronology and an index.

Pearl Harbor is a . The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise, but Japan and the United States had been edging toward war for decades. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii, that was the scene of a devastating surprise attack by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. The day after the attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. The United States was particularly unhappy with Japan’s increasingly belligerent attitude toward China. The Japanese government believed that the only way to solve its economic and demographic problems was to expand into its neighbor’s territory and take over its import market.

the Pacific War : a brief history with documents and essays /. Saved in: Main Author: Iriye, Akira. Published: Boston : Bedford/St. The Bedford series in history and culture.

Pearl Harbor and the coming of the Pacific War : a brief history with documents and essays /. Series: The Bedford series in history and culture. Subjects: Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941. Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 Sources. World War, 1939-1945 Pacific Area. World War, 1939-1945 Causes. World War, 1939-1945 Diplomatic history.

Assembling more than 30 primary documents — including proposals, memoranda, decrypted messages, and imperial conferences — Iriye presents diplomatic exchanges from both American and Japanese perspectives to determine how and why the United States and Japan went to war in 1941. A detailed introduction provides background on Japanese aggression in China and Southeast Asia during the 1930s and economic unrest and isolationism in the United States. Readings add an interpretive dimension, placing Pearl Harbor in global context; essays from American, Japanese, Chinese, Soviet, German, British, and Indonesian perspectives explain how various countries applied pressure, offered assistance, exacerbated rifts, and significantly affected negotiations and Japan’s ultimate decision for war.

Comments

caster caster
It was a bit dry of a read. But it makes its points very clear, as to how Pearl Harbor was really unavoidable.
Welahza Welahza
This was required reading for a class at western michigan university.
Interesting book and good factual information. I recommend it.
Yahm Yahm
in good condition
Urreur Urreur
Akira Iriye's Pearl Harbour and the Coming of the Pacific War is divided into two parts, with the first a collection of primary texts from the diplomatic run-up to Japan's attack on the United States, and the second a selection of commentaries from historians. The source extracts include letters and memoranda from the Japanese and American sides, plus transcripts of a few key Tokyo government conferences. Framing these are short introductions by Iriye, but this is a textbook and the aim is to prime the student with questions more than to provide interpretations. Likewise, the secondary material is designed to illustrate a divergence of views on Pearl Harbour: whether it was the result of an intelligence failure on the American side, what were the actual chances of peace, whether Japanese motives had primarily to do with the oil supply, with China, or with grabbing British colonies, how much the Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy mattered, etc..

This is an interesting and well-conceived little volume. It is focused and clear, and should be of great value to the history student who seems to be its target public. And if it has a message, it is that diplomatic history is not a straightforward matter of drawing facts from government and consular missives. The primary sources show subtle and not-so-subtle differences of interpretation between both sides. The protocols contain blatant, hard-to-interpret ambiguities. And the secondary literature also illustrates to what extent angles of vision affect diplomatic choices. My only criticism, albeit minor, is that I would have welcomed more engagement from Iriye himself and more scrutiny of Japanese sources in domestic context, and perhaps even a full cultural decoding of the differing Japanese and American approaches to the negotiations of 1941.

Akira Iriye is a historian of American diplomacy and American-East Asian relations. He was born in Tokyo but studied in the US and obtained his Ph.D. at Harvard, where he returned to teach after holding various Japanese and American posts. A prominent writer in his field, he was appointed President of the American Historical Association and served as president for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. In a landmark 1979 journal article on culture, power, and international relations (published in Diplomatic History, unfortunately not available online), he called for integrating domestic culture into the history of international affairs. This book is an interesting example of such an attempt, though it falls short as a full realisation of that call.
Agantrius Agantrius
very insightful as to the acts that would be come upon the attack on pearl harbor. very well written essays that explain different views on how other countries perceived the attack.
Goldenfang Goldenfang
Really interesting and great format.