[ Ebook ] ➧ The Rising Sun Author John Toland – Buyphenergan500.us

The Rising Sun 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 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 The 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.

[ Ebook ] ➧ The Rising Sun  Author John  Toland – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Paperback
  • 976 pages
  • The Rising Sun
  • John Toland
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 0812968581

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  1. says:

    By my last count, there were one gazillion books on World War II, withcoming out every week And it will never stop World War II will continue to be refought between the covers and on Kindles long after human memory of the event is gone It will be told for as long as there are people to tell stories The question, then, is which of those books to read You can spend your entire life reading World War II books and not even scratch the surface Besides, there are other things to do in By my last count, there were one gazillion books on World War II, withcoming out every week And it will never stop World War II will continue to be refought between the covers and on Kindles lon...


  2. says:

    This 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 f...


  3. says:

    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 interesting.Indeed, he was eveninteresting 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 boo 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 interesting.Indeed, he was eveninteresting 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 Axis.Among 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...


  4. says:

    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 With a...


  5. says:

    This 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 Conquering 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 equally good and you will not find it at all repetitive to read both authors.As thick as this book is, i This 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 Conquering 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 equally good and you will not find it at all repetitive to read both authors.As thick as this book is, it s only one volume, whereas Ian Toll is writing three whole volumes on the entire war in the Pacific Thus, while Toll devotes a great deal of attention to the politics and individual political and military le...


  6. says:

    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 Nagasaki.After 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 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 Nagasaki.After 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 t...


  7. says:

    I took far too many notes on this book trying to remember the events and people that dot these pages But what resoundsthan these pages of notes, is my belief that Tolland s greatest success is in what he didn t do Tolland avoided the Cold War lens and the Great Man theory In avoiding these pit falls, he has not only written a fascinating, highly readable book especially considering it s length , but he has set a standard by which I think all history books should be held.The Cold War le I took far too many notes on this book trying to remember the events and people that dot these pages But what resoundsthan these pages of notes, is my belief that Tolland s greatest success is in what he didn t do Tolland avoided the Cold War le...


  8. says:

    An 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 obses...


  9. says:

    This is one of the best books on Pacific War especially from a Japanese point of view that I have read A detailed description of the Japanese aggression in short form and collapse in long form in World War Ii, told from the perspective of inside the Japanese governmental and military command structures I will not forget the build up to the Pearl Harbor attack and the strategy that was employed The Japanese high command, both the Army as well as the Navy knew that they were waking up a sl This is one of the best books on Pacific War especially from a Japanese point of view that I have read A detailed description of the Japanese aggression in short form and collapse in long form in World War Ii, told from the perspective of inside the Japanese governmental and military command structures I will not forget the build up to the Pearl Harbor attack and the strategy that was employed The Japanese high command, both th...


  10. says:

    I love John Toland He may be one of the most prolific historians during my lifetime Possibly a precursor to the popular historians such as McCullough or Ambrose I read his well received, but not academically praised biography of Hitler, and the controversial Day of Infamy and I thought that those books were both well done and convincing however, I have shied away from The Rising Sun,from its intimidating length than its content It is immense running nearly a thousand pages with ampl I love John Toland He may be one of the most prolific historians during my lifetime Possibly a precursor to the popular historians such as McCullough or Ambrose I read his well received, but not academically praised biography of Hitler, and the controversial Day of Infamy and I thought that those books were both well done and convincing however, I have shied away from The Rising Sun,from its intimidating length than its content It is immense running nearly a thousand pages with ample footnotes The book is well worth the time and effort.Toland begins with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and he does not sugar coat the barbarity of that conflict He describes in detail the atrocity in Nanjing and the ...

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