Hirohito's War

Hirohito's War

The Pacific War, 1941-1945

Book - 2015
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Hirohito's War offers an original interpretation of the Pacific War, balancing the existing Western-centric view with attention to the Japanese perspective on the conflict. Francis Pike offers many challenges to the standard narrative, in particular questioning popular assumptions about the origins and causes of the conflict and asking whether or not US victory was inevitable. This book represents the most comprehensive one-volume narrative of the conflict to date, and is structured to deal with regional and chronological contexts. It provides a valuable synthesis of the literature for students of the conflict and will fascinate anyone with an interest in the Second World War.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,, 2015.
ISBN: 9781472596703
Branch Call Number: 940.5426 PI
Characteristics: xli, 1110 pages ; 24 cm


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Aug 02, 2017

Incredibly detailed and yet completely readable. Provides an unbiased history of the Pacific War with personal accounts and follow ups that provide a lot of clarity on who/what/where/when/why of the whole war. Long but worth the read for those that are interested.

Apr 28, 2016

Accompanying maps can be found here: http://www.francispike.org/main.php?mode=1&p1=H_maps


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