Hirohitos War [E–pub/E–book]

  • Hardcover
  • 1152
  • Hirohitos War
  • Francis Pike
  • en
  • 28 June 2018
  • 9781472596703

Francis Pike Ò 4 review

Read & Download Hirohitos War review Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Francis Pike Francis Pike Ò 4 review Francis Pike offers many challenges to the standard interpretations with regards to the causes of the war; Emperor Hirohito's war guilt; the inevitability of US Victory; the abilities of General MacArthur and Admiral Yamamoto; the role of China Great Britain and Australia; military and naval. Incredibly detailed and yet completely readable history of the Pacific theater of WWII The author takes you from the semi recent root history in Japan through the build up and spread of aggression in the area and all the way to the slow decline and end of the Japanese empire through the Allied resistance Like many people I have been fascinated with World War 2 and read countless books about individual tales and people involved And the focus of most of these has been the European front both because of the size of this effort and the familiarity most Americans have with European locations and the Nazi party But the Pacific front has remained such a complicated history full of obscure locations and people it has been hard to get a full picture of what transpired Much in the same way The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich gives a one volume high level but detailed history of the war in Europe I found this to give a thrilling and enlightening view of the Pacific and having been written much recently it gave even follow ups and insights that only hindsight can provide This book was also very unbiased and described not only the American views but gave first hand accounts of Australian Chinese and Japanese experiences on the ground sea and air Far from painting the Japanese as some faceless menace it allowed for a human perspective of what motivated them and also explained their strengths and weaknesses in battleI ve seen criticisms regarding typos and lack of maps and those are really the only things I could possibly fault with this book But anyone with a smart phone can look up the locations and amount of typos were negligible in a book with over 1000 pages Otherwise I thought it was wonderfully written and gave me a new appreciation for the insane amount of planning and sacrifice that went into probably the most complicated and hopefully most destructive war we will ever see on this planet

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Read & Download Hirohitos War review Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Francis Pike Francis Pike Ò 4 review In his magisterial 1152 page narrative of the Pacific War Francis Pike's Hirohito's War offers an original interpretation balancing the existing Western centric view with attention to the Japanese perspective on the conflict As well as giving a 'blow by blow' account of campaigns and battles. An impressive detailed account of the Pacific War which gives a good overview of the Japanese point of view Unfortunately the account is a bit marred by the author s opinion of the character of MacArthurAfter the desillusion from World War I the embarrasing Washington naval treaty and the rise of Japanese nationalisme and the belief in the Japanese superrace the second Sino Japanese conflict the incident at the Marco Polo bridge can be seen as the start of World War II In the first chapters the author deals with the run up to the crisis and the American view of the rise of Japan Roosevelt stuck between the isolationists and the hawks could not act decisively In the end it was the oil embargo that tipped the decision towards war with the United StatesChapter by chapter the author then deals with the main area s of battle in the Pacific It also gives a good overiew of the fighting in New Guinea where the Australians played a big part often overseen by the American history writersIt clearly shows that the battle of Guadalcanal rather than Midway was the decisive turning point It also shows the great tactical mistakes the Japanese made and how they never could have won a protracted war against the United StatesOne thing is clear the author doesn t like MacArthur That is clear especially when reading this uote Remarkably in early 1942 Congress was already calling for MacArthur this most preposterous egomaniac and liar to be awarded the Legion of Honor medal anyway whatever your personal feelings are as an author on your subject it is a deadly sin to let the vitriol seep out of your writing when writing a non fiction book

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Read & Download Hirohitos War review Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Francis Pike Francis Pike Ò 4 review Technology; and the need for the fire bombing of Japan and the eventual use of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Hirohito's War is accompanied by additional online resources including details on logistics economics POWs submarines and kamikaze as well as a 1930 1945 timeline and 178 map. An outstanding book well worth the 1119 pages Readable and thought provoking