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➥ [Epub] ➟ The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 By John Toland ➯ – Ancient-history.co This Pulitzer Prize–winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and NagasThis Pulitzer Prize–winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Told from the Japanese perspective The Rising Sun is in the author’.

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PDF/EPUB John Toland  The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire  John Willard Toland June 29 1912 in La Crosse Wisconsin January 4 2004 in Danbury Connecticut was an American author and historian He is best known for his biography of Adolf Hitler1Toland tried to write history as a straightforward narrative with minimal analysis or judgment This method may have stemmed from his original goal of becoming a playwright In the summers between his coll

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  1. Matt Matt says:

    PDF/EPUB John Toland  The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire  rising mobile, decline download, fall pdf, japanese ebok, empire epub, 1936 download, The Rising mobile, Sun The epub, Sun The Decline and kindle, Rising Sun The epub, Rising Sun The Decline and epub, The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 Kindle“Shigenori Togo had just arrived at the Palace grounds Stars shone brilliantly It was going to be a fine day The Foreign Minister was immediately ushered into the Emperor’s presence It was almost at the exact moment that Ambassador Kichisaburo Nomurawas supposed to see Secretary of State Cordell Hull Togo read President Roosevelt’s message and the proposed draft of the Emperor’s reply The Emperor approved the reply and his countenance Togo thought reflected a ‘noble feeling of brotherhood with all peoples’ The spacious plaza outside the Sakashita Gate was deserted and as Togo drove away the sole noise in the city was the crunching of gravel under the car tires His mind was far away in a few minute one of the most momentous days in the history of the world would begin” John Toland The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 1945 By my last count there were one gazillion books on World War II with coming ou


  2. Erik Graff Erik Graff says:

    PDF/EPUB John Toland  The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire  rising mobile, decline download, fall pdf, japanese ebok, empire epub, 1936 download, The Rising mobile, Sun The epub, Sun The Decline and kindle, Rising Sun The epub, Rising Sun The Decline and epub, The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 KindleLooking for a relatively light read I picked this off the shelves where it had been sitting for years Having read a couple of his other books I was pretty sure that Toland would be interestingIndeed he was even interesting than I had expected neither expecting that this book would be so sympathetic to the Japanese perspective nor that Toland's wife was Japanese No expert but certainly not unread about the war in the Pacific I was rather blown away by the presentation the other books I'd read being very much pro Allies anti AxisAmong the propositions put to the reader by Toland's text are how Japanese policy was substantially independent of that of the other Axis powers and how the Pacific war might well have been avoided had the US State Department another secretary at the time Other contentious positions take


  3. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    PDF/EPUB John Toland  The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire  rising mobile, decline download, fall pdf, japanese ebok, empire epub, 1936 download, The Rising mobile, Sun The epub, Sun The Decline and kindle, Rising Sun The epub, Rising Sun The Decline and epub, The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 KindleThis book explores Japan’s involvement in World War II It focuses upon the Pacific theater and upon battles the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and finally it explains in detail why it took so long for the Japanese to surrender All related to the Japanese involvement is covered in detail It is not hard to follow because it written in a narrative voice projecting the views thoughts and words of those who fought both Americans and Japanese What is difficult is the slaughter Slaughter on both sides mind you I felt it was balanced neither pro Western nor pro EasternKeep in mind that I should be able to read a book from start to finish that so clo


  4. Tim Mercer Tim Mercer says:

    PDF/EPUB John Toland  The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire  rising mobile, decline download, fall pdf, japanese ebok, empire epub, 1936 download, The Rising mobile, Sun The epub, Sun The Decline and kindle, Rising Sun The epub, Rising Sun The Decline and epub, The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 Kindle4 Stars This is probably one of the best one volume history of the Pacific war that I have read It doesn't make the mistake of beginning with Japan's war with the West but starts with the positioning before the Marco Polo bridge incident It mixes the military campaigns and battles with the politics at home This includes detailed accounts of the political and military manoeuvring of the Japanese leaders with the Prime Minister and the Emperor There is a lot of depth here which continues woven through the narrative of the war right up to the surrender of Japan This is balanced with the view from the Allies albeit in less detail This is heavily slanted toward US participation which is understandable but also covers the UK Australia and New Zealand The Soviet Union is also covered here in both the political and espionage aspects as well as the history of the countries interaction pre WW2 right through to the end game when the Soviets attacked The atomic b


  5. David David says:

    PDF/EPUB John Toland  The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire  rising mobile, decline download, fall pdf, japanese ebok, empire epub, 1936 download, The Rising mobile, Sun The epub, Sun The Decline and kindle, Rising Sun The epub, Rising Sun The Decline and epub, The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 KindleThis is the third big book on the Pacific War I have read recently Ian Toll's first two books of a planned trilogy Pacific Crucible and The Conuering Tide were a magnificent historical account of the war from both sides So given that this book covers much the same ground though it was written much earlier I will do a lot of comparing with Toll's books though I think Toland's book is


  6. Arminius Arminius says:

    PDF/EPUB John Toland  The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire  rising mobile, decline download, fall pdf, japanese ebok, empire epub, 1936 download, The Rising mobile, Sun The epub, Sun The Decline and kindle, Rising Sun The epub, Rising Sun The Decline and epub, The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 KindleWith a Nobel prize winning book John Toland accomplishes telling the Japanese side of WWII The 1930’s were an interesting time in Asia Japan had an exploding population and no natural resources They also had a very dangerous enemy in Communist Soviet Union threatening her Japan’s solution laid in Northern China’s Manchuria They occupied Manchuria easily because China was too weak to defend it Japanese business moved in and Japanese populated it Manchuria provided a number of benefits to Japan They included not only a territory to expand into but also had some natural resources More importantly however it was a buffer between the Soviet Union and Japan itself China’s fear of furthe


  7. Boudewijn Boudewijn says:

    PDF/EPUB John Toland  The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire  rising mobile, decline download, fall pdf, japanese ebok, empire epub, 1936 download, The Rising mobile, Sun The epub, Sun The Decline and kindle, Rising Sun The epub, Rising Sun The Decline and epub, The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 Kindle Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for General Non Fiction this book covers the War in the Pacific from a Japanese perspective Extensive well researched and readable covering the timeframe from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and NagasakiAfter the Japanese invasion in Manchuria the book starts of with the efforts of the American ambassador and the Foreign Minister of Japan to try to prevent war due to the boycot that the Western powers have established It is painful to see read how the good intentions are hampered by ignorance impatience and indignation on the American side and militairy extremism on the Japanese side Inevetibly this flows into the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbour and the conseuent campaignWhat struck


  8. Mikey B. Mikey B. says:

    PDF/EPUB John Toland  The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire  rising mobile, decline download, fall pdf, japanese ebok, empire epub, 1936 download, The Rising mobile, Sun The epub, Sun The Decline and kindle, Rising Sun The epub, Rising Sun The Decline and epub, The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 KindleAn epic account of the Japanese war Toland tells the story from many different perspectives – from the Emperor and his aides to the lowly soldier trapped in Guadalcanal It is all here – the prelude to Pearl Harbour to the finale of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Many aspects are of interest – the Japanese were continually obsessed with striking the fatal knock out blow At Pearl Harbour they believed they had accomplished that They tried again at Midway Tarawa to be held for one thousand years Saipan and on and on They even believed they could destroy the enemy on the Japanese mainland Another aspect is the ferociousness of the combatants who refused to surrender – and viewed suicide as the honourable way to leave life There were always substantially Japanese deaths than American ones in most of the conflictsJohn Toland’s varying montages of the agony of battles of prisoners of war of the victims of fire bombing are all very


  9. David Eppenstein David Eppenstein says:

    PDF/EPUB John Toland  The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire  rising mobile, decline download, fall pdf, japanese ebok, empire epub, 1936 download, The Rising mobile, Sun The epub, Sun The Decline and kindle, Rising Sun The epub, Rising Sun The Decline and epub, The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 KindleI generally avoid histories of WWII I enjoy history immensely but between Hollywood the History Channel and the vast array of fictions and histories this war has been done to death I would guess the reason for this is that it is still in our living memories it was the last war with a clear line between good and evil and because it was readily captured by contemporary visual media and preserved for us to see everyday Having said that I still occasionally pick up a WWII history if it has something that piues my interest The last WWII book to really do that for me was James Bradley's Flyboys which I thought was the fairest treatment of the war in the Pacific I had read up until now I found this book a Pulitzer Prize winner of some time ago thanks to reading a review by another GR friend thanks Matt The POV of the book is what caught my interest It is written primarily from the Japanese side of the war After reading Bradley's book I became aware for the first t


  10. Christopher Saunders Christopher Saunders says:

    PDF/EPUB John Toland  The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire  rising mobile, decline download, fall pdf, japanese ebok, empire epub, 1936 download, The Rising mobile, Sun The epub, Sun The Decline and kindle, Rising Sun The epub, Rising Sun The Decline and epub, The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 KindleMammoth history of Japan's involvement in the Second World War Toland seeks to emulate the sweep if not the editorial tone of Shirer's Rise and Fall of the Third Reich mixing high level cabinet deliberations and diplomacy with military strat


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