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The Resource American shogun : General MacArthur, Emperor Hirohito and the drama of modern Japan, Robert Harvey

American shogun : General MacArthur, Emperor Hirohito and the drama of modern Japan, Robert Harvey

Label
American shogun : General MacArthur, Emperor Hirohito and the drama of modern Japan
Title
American shogun
Title remainder
General MacArthur, Emperor Hirohito and the drama of modern Japan
Statement of responsibility
Robert Harvey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the years and months leading up to Pearl Harbor, Japan was becoming the most industrialized state in Asia, as well as the repository of a martial heritage that fueled imperial ambitions of conquest and hegemony. Across the Pacific, the United States was emerging from the depression and again growing into its role as a global power. Today's partnership between modern Japan - now Asia's most well-developed democracy - and the United States - the world's sole superpower - was forged by the confrontation, and finally the reconciliation, of these two competing agendas and cultures in World War II, a drama that was defined by two men: General Douglas MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito
  • MacArthur, the brilliant and often arrogant American maverick who was elevated to the level of popular hero and policy maker, and Hirohito, the passive intellectual heir considered a divinity by his people, seem at the outset the most unlikely of enemies in war, let alone partners in peace. Under historian Robert Harvey's scrutiny, however, these superficial characterizations give way to a much more nuanced narrative as well as a revealing portrait of these extraordinary figures." "American Shogun delivers an account of the vast divide that led to war, and to the unforeseen commonality that helped develop a lasting peace."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harvey, Robert
Dewey number
  • 952.04/40922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E745.M3
LC item number
H29 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emperors
  • Culture conflict
  • Generals
  • MacArthur, Douglas
  • Hirohito
  • United States
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • United States
Label
American shogun : General MacArthur, Emperor Hirohito and the drama of modern Japan, Robert Harvey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [460]-472) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part V
  • Fightback
  • Part VI
  • American Shogun
  • Part VII
  • Fall of the Shogun
  • Part VIII
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Part I
  • Worlds Apart
  • Part II
  • Dawn of the Rising Sun
  • Part III
  • American Hero
  • Part IV
  • The Old Man of Corregidor
Control code
62134797
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
480 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781585676828
Lccn
2005040192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781585676828
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
American shogun : General MacArthur, Emperor Hirohito and the drama of modern Japan, Robert Harvey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [460]-472) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part V
  • Fightback
  • Part VI
  • American Shogun
  • Part VII
  • Fall of the Shogun
  • Part VIII
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Part I
  • Worlds Apart
  • Part II
  • Dawn of the Rising Sun
  • Part III
  • American Hero
  • Part IV
  • The Old Man of Corregidor
Control code
62134797
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
480 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781585676828
Lccn
2005040192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781585676828
Other physical details
illustrations

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