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(PDF KINDLE) The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 By John Toland


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  • The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45
  • John Toland
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  • 10 February 2019
  • 9780812968583

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Characters Û The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 Nagasaki Told from the Japanese perspective The Rising Sun is in the author?. Looking 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 taken by the author include a rather critical portrayal of MacArthur and a rather positive one of Emperor Hirohito Roosevelt and Ambassador Grew come across well Rumors that Roosevelt knew beforehand of the Japanese intention to attack Pearl Harbor are discountedMost particularly however I liked how Toland used and defined a number of Japanese terms and expressions employing this as one means to get at the Japanese mindset something few in the US government or military understoodLike the original Tora Tora motion picture coproduced by citizens of both countries or like Clint Eastwood s recent diptych on one battle of the war this book is unusually balanced and is to be highly recommendedNow I just have to find the second volume as this one ends with Guadalcanal arguably the turning point of the Pacific War I have since found this edition a combination of both volumes and have given the first volume of the other edition away to a Japanese friend for her reactions Der KlientDer Regenmacher 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?. Looking 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 Entfernung von der TruppeAls der Krieg ausbrach even interesting than I had The Silver Branch expected neither Fisher Investments on Utilities expecting that this book would be so sympathetic to the Japanese perspective nor that Toland s wife was Japanese No Jupiters Legacy Vol 2 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 taken by the author include a rather critical portrayal of MacArthur and a rather positive one of Emperor Hirohito Roosevelt and Ambassador Grew come across well Rumors that Roosevelt knew beforehand of the Japanese intention to attack Pearl Harbor are discountedMost particularly however I liked how Toland used and defined a number of Japanese terms and Shadows Embrace Slaughter #2 expressions Consoler of Suffering Hearts Modern Matericon Series employing this as one means to get at the Japanese mindset something few in the US government or military understoodLike the original Tora Tora motion picture coproduced by citizens of both countries or like Clint Eastwood s recent diptych on one battle of the war this book is unusually balanced and is to be highly recommendedNow I just have to find the second volume as this one Crome Yellow ends with Guadalcanal arguably the turning point of the Pacific War I have since found this Shadows in the Starlight edition a combination of both volumes and have given the first volume of the other Animorphia An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge edition away to a Japanese friend for her reactions

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Characters Û The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ?s words “a factual saga of people caught up in the flood of the most overwhelming war of mankind told as it happened muddled ennobling disgraceful frustrating full of paradox”In weaving together the historical facts and human drama leading up to and culminating in th. With 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 further Japanese aggression led their weak governmental military forces to combine with the government s inner enemy the Chinese Communist forces in a joint effort against JapanSoon menacing Chinese forces fired on the Japanese at the Marco Polo Bridge Japan retaliated thrashing the Chinese forces and occupying vast Chinese territory including Nanking However some poorly disciplined Japanese soldiers unbeknown to their Commander General Jwane Mastui raped murdered and massacred as many as 300000 Chinese civiliansWith this background the book gives us a good detail of the history of AmericanJapanese relations They began in 1853 when Mathew Perry s ships pulled into Tokyo Bay with a letter from President Milliard Fill asking Japan to open its doors to American goods Good relations continued with America s support for Japan in the Russo Japanese War American Investment Bank Kuhn Loeb and Co financed much of the war for Japan And in 1905 President Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace prize for brokering the end of the Russo Japanese War Also in doing so saved Japan from economic collapse However the Japanese people were never told by their government of their pending economic collapse due to the cost of the war so they correspondingly held the US accountable because the war was stopped while Japan was clearly winning Now back to the story Japan had taken control of Northern China Manchuria and Vietnam where she had a place to populate her growing citizenry As a result America instituted restricting exports to Japan Oil was the main restricted export In fact Japan received 100% of its oil from the USA Without oil Japan could not maintain its expanding territory Japan had also partnered with Germany and Italy because she feared an Anglo Saxon takeover of the World by America and England She also correctly held the view that the West held her to a double standard specifically because of her race What Japan meant was that England had colonies in the Caribbean Central America and elsewhere America had taken Texas and California from Mexico as well as annexing Hawaii and the Philippines Yet Japan had no right to expand Japan had intensively prepared for the Pearl Harbor attack They also tried to avoid attacking America through diplomacy However combinations of forces worked against a diplomatic solution First FDR s Secretary of State Cordell Hull did not trust the Japanese Second America s friendship with England and Japan s alliance with Germany did not bode well for the Japanese England had already been at war with Germany at the time of Japan s attempted diplomacy Third Japanese atrocities committed against the Chinese provided a less sympathetic American government Fourth bad translations of messages turned sincere attempts at reconciliation into belligerently viewed intelligence In addition Japan had been running out of oil so the longer they waited for a diplomatic solution the dire their situation gotWith those conditions Japan s attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941 was very successful from their point of view They had killed 2403 Americans sunk 18 ships and destroyed 188 planesWhen Winston Churchill found out he immediately called President Roosevelt When the President confirmed Winston hung up went to bed and had a good night sleep America was now in the war England was now savedThe war in the Pacific did not start out well for the Allies America and England First the Japanese stunned the English with a victory at the Battle of Singapore In 7 days Japan inflicted upon England their largest surrender in their very active military history That followed with a Japanese Sea victory at Java an island south of Borneo The Allies luck changed with the Battle of Midland The Allies learned of the coming Japanese attack and planned a brilliant counter by surprising Japan with a bombing raid on Japan s homeland This was planned and implemented by James Doolittle This attack shook Japan s air of invincibility The Allies triumphant victory followedAs the war went on America saw victories Long lasting military heroes such as Douglass MacArthur Bull Halsey and Chester Nimitz emerged as a result Mr Toland vividly describes the atrocities of all of the major battles with spine chilling accuracy The fact that the Japanese belief that surrender was worse than death was something that only made their state worse Mr Toland describes the compassion American soldiers had on Japanese prisoners of war Feeding nursing and treating their captives with respect were the typical American prison camp norms When America developed the Atomic bomb it was calculated that using it would end the war and save thousands of lives However leaflets dropped on Japan about the dire conseuences that America s new weapon would bring were ignored And still after the A bomb was dropped on Hiroshima they refused to surrender The second bomb dropped on Nagasaki would finally and reluctantly convince Japan to capitulate At the surrender ceremony MacArthur gave an absolutely brilliant speech which left the Japanese newspaper Nippon Times to say a new Japan which will vindicate our pride by winning the respect of the world

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Characters Û The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45 Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free E war in the Pacific Toland crafts a riveting and unbiased narrative history In his Foreword Toland says that if we are to draw any conclusion from The Rising Sun it is “that there are no simple lessons in history that it is human nature that repeats itself not history?. I 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 time that there was another side to WWII that I had never heard or read about and it was a legitimate point of view This book promised to increase my knowledge of that aspect of the war so I ordered a copy thanks Unfortunately I was not aware of the size of this tome and I do mean tome It is just short of 1000 pages 877 pages of text and then about another 100 pages of notes bibliography sources and index To put it mildly this is not a book that is easy to get physically comfortable with I wish the author and publisher had considered publishing it in than one volume just for the sake of old bones It also obviously will take a commitment to finish a book of this length but I can t imagine anybody seriously interested in the history of WWII not reading this book It expands my understanding of the Japanese culture of that time and the psychology of their people and their military The book also explains the Japanese motivations for beginning the war This was something that had been hinted at in Bradley s book but was really explored in detail in this book What really struck me was the aspect of WWII as it affected the native populations in the countries where the war was fought I was never aware of the undercurrent of hostility of the native populations for the white colonial governments and military That the Japanese entered this war carrying the banner of unity and freedom for Asians and the overthrow of the European overlords was very surprising As a boy growing up in the 50 s I remember the dismantling of the British Empire and how our world maps seemed to change every year when another country had gained independence I also recall reading about the European double cross of the people of the Middle East after WWI and now was reading that the Asians weren t going to let this happen to them The Asians were really caught in the middle with a choice between the Europeans that treated them with disdain or going with the Japanese who probably weren t going to be much better and maybe worse Fortunately they for the most part opted to back the Allies but they expected to be paid back after the war and that is the subject of another book that I may have to look for It would appear however that what took place in the world during the 50 s and early 60 s was the result of an antiuated colonial system and outright racism in which the US was a fully participating actor That President Truman rejected the idea of independence for Laos Cambodia Thailand and Viet Nam in favor of restoring French colonial rule came back to bite both France and the US in the figurative ass Another thing that strikes me about what I have read is how avoidable this war was Of course that isn t really a fair judgment since I am using hindsight But like almost all wars including those we are fighting today they are usually the result of cultural ignorance and an inability to view things from the other side The Japanese under estimated the people of the US and the US under estimated the Japanese and probably all Asian peoples This book is a must read for any student of history or any reader that enjoys reading about WWII What I would love to now discover is that this author has written a book following the aftermath of this war in the Pacific and what transpired in Asia Some us old enough know what happened as we lived through it but knowing why things happened as they did would be enlightening I guess I ll have to explore GR and to see if this book or one like it exists


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