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eBook Japan's War: The Great Pacific Conflict ePub

by Edwin P. Hoyt

  • ISBN: 0815411189
  • Category: Asia
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Edwin P. Hoyt
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Press; 1st Cooper Square ed edition (January 16, 2001)
  • Pages: 568
  • ePub book: 1252 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1903 kb
  • Other: docx mobi lit mbr
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 279

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Edwin P. Hoyt, a former soldier, is a distinguished historian in the field of World War II studies, and the .

Edwin P. Hoyt, a former soldier, is a distinguished historian in the field of World War II studies, and the author of Inferno, The GI's War, and Hitler's War. He lives in Tokyo, Japan. He shows the rise of militarism, especially by the Army and its control of the Japanese Government and the mindset that led to Japan's invasion of Manchuria, China and all that followed.

Japan's war: the great Pacific conflict, 1853 to 1952. Tracing the history of Japanese militarism and . expansionism in the Pacific, military historian Hoyt concludes that war between the two powers was inevitable. Using the official 101-volume.

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The many factors that led to Japan's participation in World War II, and the horrifying battles that resulted, come into focus in Japan's War: The Great Pacific Conflict.

The Great Pacific War was a 1925 novel by British author Hector Charles Bywater which discussed a hypothetical future war between Japan and the United States. The novel accurately predicted a number of details about the Pacific Campaign of World War II. Bywater was a naval correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph. In The Great Pacific War, the war begins with a Japanese invasion of Manchuria, Formosa and Korea

Japan’s historical rivalry with the . ISBN: 0070306125 Format: Hardcover Pages: 514 Book Condition: Good Defects: Dust Jacket: Fair, has a tear along bottom spine.

Japan’s historical rivalry with the . more recognized there than here-made conflict, if not inevitable, at least probable.

Japan's War examines the decisions that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the escalating climate of violence that resulted in the Rape of Nanking and the Bataan Death March.

Book Format: Choose an option. Why did Japan start the war in the Pacific? Why was the . unprepared to meet the challenge? Tracing the history of Japanese aggression from 1853 onward, Hoyt masterfully addresses these concerns and sheds new light on the "China Question", the rape of Hong Kong, the Bataan Death March, and the murder camps of the East Indies. Japan's War examines the decisions that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the escalating climate of violence that resulted in the Rape of Nanking and the Bataan Death March. Edwin P(almer) Hoyt, J. in Contemporary Authors Online (2009). Retrieved October 4, 2009. php?title Edwin Palmer Hoyt&oldid 882804937". Old Ironsides (poem).

The many factors that led to Japan's participation in World War II, and the horrifying battles that resulted, come into focus in Japan's War: The Great Pacific Conflict. The book, which takes into account Japanese and Asian documents and scholarship in addition to American and European sources, chronicles events in the Pacific from 1853 to 1951. During those years, the leaders of Japan, believing in the superiority of their nation and culture, sought to dominate East Asia and the Pacific Basin. That period also saw Japan and America becoming entangled in each other's national affairs, starting when Commodore Perry's ships ended Japan's isolation policy, and continuing into the occupation by the U. S. Army following the war.Author Hoyt shows conflicting personalities and historical context that led to the rise of Japanese militarism and wars with China and Russia. Japan's War examines the decisions that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the escalating climate of violence that resulted in the Rape of Nanking and the Bataan Death March.

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Black_Hawk_Down Black_Hawk_Down
The Japanese had their isolation forceably opened & unfair, privilaged status of westerners imposed upon them by the early trade & so called peace treaties. Basically do this or else! Their struggle for national survival began there. I'm not going to review the atrocities comitted by Japan. These are well documented elsewhere. They watched as China was gobbled up by the western imperialists & realized they had to make themselves strong, in the western way or the same thing could happen to them. They were exposed to the double standards of the western imperialists as well. When they defeated the Chinese & later the Russians huge terrorities were won. The countries of the west forced them to give some of these back, then moved in themselves & took the territory. Or if these same territories had been won by the west, they would have forceably kept them. I'd call that a double standard. A lot of what this book covers is based on this double standard & what the Japanese felt they needed to do to survive. And once they figured that out what actions came next. The book helps us to understand not only what they did & how, but also why. A good little book if you want to understand that.
Hilarious Kangaroo Hilarious Kangaroo
The book is very hard on the Japanese telling of the side of it until the author starts to talk about how other countries saw Japan. Then it becomes quite defensive. This dual narrative becomes almost comical in the end when he is defending Japan's goals for the war by stating that they only wanted to end to imperialism of Britain, the Dutch, and America.

The Emperor got a pass on virtually everything even thiough he was responsible for a lot of the chaos.

But it has it's moments, especially when he is discussing the propaganda which is very entertaining.

Good book, OK narrative.
LØV€ YØỮ LØV€ YØỮ
Carping over Hoyt's historical analysis of Japan leading up to the 19th century aside, Hoyt presents Japan's attempt at imperialism based upon his access to Japan's Official sources. He shows the rise of militarism, especially by the Army and its control of the Japanese Government and the mindset that led to Japan's invasion of Manchuria, China and all that followed. Of most interest to me was how factionalized the military was, how apparently unorganized was its planning and what lack of control the higher ups had over their inferiors, both in the Army and, to a much lesser degree, the Navy.

I had been aware of the Japanese atrocities in Nanking and the Bataan Death March but Hoyt made me aware of the similar atrocities in Hong Kong and Singapore as well as other incidents. I never felt that Hoyt tried to excuse the Japanese behavior but he did show that often it was the result of the actions of local commanders who frequently disregarded the orders of their superiors. In other instances, notably in the Phillipines, Hoyt shows how more compassionate commanders were replaced by more barbaric commanders when Tokyo felt the officers weren't successful enough.

I feel that the book is impressively researched and well written. I am particulary impressed with the description of the changing attitude of the military once it realized that the war was lost and its suicidal phiosophy for itself and the people, starting with the adoption of Kamikaze attacks, first on ships and then against the B-29s. Finally with training for the entire population.

A great book to read together with Toland's book for an understanding of the Japanese mentality that lead them into WWII.
Lbe Lbe
The book was a fresh perspective on the war and it gives the reader a much better understanding of why Japan felt compelled
to expand its territorial ambitions and eventually go to war with the United States. Japan was only doing what all of the colonial powers had been doing for many years, however, the brutal and criminal actions of the Japanese army were inexcusable, especially in China and Korea, and later in the Pacific war.
Vetalol Vetalol
Tragedy has been described as a drama in which the main character is brought to ruin as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances. The story of Japan from the moment it was opened up to the West by Commodore Perry until its surrender is, as Hoyt tells it, such a tragedy. The book does an excellent job of describing the context of Western imperialism and Western racism that shaped Japan's perceptions of what it needed to do for national survival, and the chaotic state of affairs where the civilian government could not control and was wholly intimidated by the military ran amok and bent on war with China, the tar baby that eventually consumed Japan and started the sequence of events that led it to war with the United States. Surprisingly, Hoyt makes it clear that up until the time the United States made its oil embargo against Japan, it was the Soviet Union that was enemy number one in the militarist's (including Tojo) strategic thinking, as Japan sought to create a buffer zone around it as well as lands to exploit for natural resources and as markets for its manufactures (in line with the Western colonial system). Most importantly, Hoyt traces the evolution of the mind set of the Japanese government and how, starting with the "China Incident" and followed on with rationalization upon rationalization, it dug an inescapable hole for itself that led to the downfall of the nation. The only complaint is that the writing at times is a bit unsophisticated, but it does not detract from the powerful storytelling.
Whitebinder Whitebinder
I read a great deal of WW II history and think this a well researched and informative piece of work, especially with regard to Japanese politics before and during the war.
Pruster Pruster
I luv this!!! (Had to write something) lol