Soldiers of the sun : the rise and fall of the Imperial Japanese Army


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Harries, Meirion Harries Susie


Keyword(s):
Japan. Rikugun -- History. Japan -- History, Military -- 1868-1945.


Year:
1991


Pages:
xiii, 569 p.


Publisher:
Random House


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
24319574


Label:
Box 120


Notes:
ill. ; 24 cm. Creating the Imperial Army, 1868-1890 -- Samurai and Squint-Eyed Barbarians -- Emperor and Army -- The End of the Samurai -- The Nation in Arms -- A Modern Army Emerges -- The Army at War, 1890-1918 -- Line of Advantage: The First Sino-Japanese War -- The Russian Menace -- War with Russia -- The Army under Attack -- Falling Back: The Great War -- In the Age of Total War, 1918-1932 -- Rethinking War -- The Great Divide -- Counterattack -- The Hard Chief and the Visionary -- Turning Sour in Shanghai -- Divided Army, 1932-1937 -- The Officer Corps Divides -- The Spur to Action -- The February 26 Revolt -- To the Threshold of Power -- The China War, 1937-1941 -- Marco Polo Bridge -- To the Gates of Nanking -- A Carnival of Death -- On to Hankow -- Plunder and Narcotics -- At War with Mao -- The Price of War -- The Strike South, 1939-1941 -- Salvation in the South -- Facing Reality -- A Time for Leadership -- The Pacific War: the Attack -- "Firecracker Attack": The Hundred Days -- "Beneath the Skin": The Japanese Fighting Man -- "Faith Is Strength": Fighting Spirit -- "Gangsters, Catburglars and Poachers": The Philosophy of the Attack -- "Do Your Best and Leave the Rest to Providence": The Senior Commanders -- "My Sword Is My Soul": Weapons -- The Missing Link: Air Power -- Staying Alive: Logistics -- Hidden Asset: Military Intelligence -- The Pacific War: the Retreat -- "Advancing to the Rear": The Defensive -- "The Pacific Is Also Big": Japan's Long Decline -- "The World's Worst Country": Imphal -- "Powerful enemies" : weaknesses in the Imperial Army -- "Desperate and crazy to die" : last stands -- Death march : the road to surrender -- Aftermath -- The shrouded past -- "Longstanding regrettable practices" : atrocities and their origins -- Facing the past. Publisher descriptionhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0703/91052684-d.html http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780394569352.pdf Materials specified: Inhaltsverzeichnis Includes bibliographical references (p. 497-551) and index. Meirion and Susie Harries. Book


URLS:
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0703/91052684-b.html Materials specified: Contributor biographical informationhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0703/91052684-b.html


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: DS838.7; Dewey: 952.03


ISBN:
ISBN: 0394569350; 9780394569352; 0679753036; 9780679753032 LCCN: 91-52684


Edition:
1st U.S.


Research notes:
Review copy - uncorrected proof


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