The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45) [Pdf/E–pub] ð John Toland

De 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 The Best Canadian Animal Stories for the sake of old bones It also obviously will take a commitment toinish 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 or 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 ought I was never aware of the undercurrent of hostility of the native populations or the white colonial governments and military That the Japanese entered this war carrying the banner of unity and reedom or 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 or the most part opted to back the Allies but they expected to be paid back after the war for the most part opted to back the Allies but they expected to be "PAID BACK AFTER THE WAR THAT "back after the war that the subject of another book that I may have to look The Magnesium Factor 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 aully participating actor That President Truman rejected the idea of independence or Laos Cambodia Thailand and Viet Nam in avor of restoring French colonial rule came back to bite both France and the US in the igurative ass Another thing that strikes me about what I have read is how avoidable this war was Of course that isn t really a air judgment since I am using hindsight But like almost all wars including those we are The Summer House fighting today they are usually the result of cultural ignorance and an inability to view thingsrom 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 Before My Heart Stops: A Memoir 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 bookollowing 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 exist. 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 rom The Rising Sun it is “that there are no simple lessons in history that it is human nature that repeats itself not history?. 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 Tolan Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize or General Non Fiction this book I think Tolan Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize or General Non Fiction this book the War in the Pacific rom a Japanese perspective Extensive well researched and readable covering the timeframe The Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every Day from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and NagasakiAfter 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 It is painful to see read how the good intentions are hampered by ignorance impatience and indignation on the American side and militairy extremism on the Japanese side Inevetibly thislows into the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbour and the conseuent campaignWhat struck me was the underestimation of the Japanese of the Western powers the wishful thinking of the generals and admirals Seeking the decisive battle it happened time and time again that the Japanese thought they had destroyed the enemy Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design fleets and their carriers only toind them still active after each battle After Midway Japan was doomed but it seemed not to be realised by the Japanese Army and NavyThe book uotes several eye witness accounts of Japanese soldiers mainly ocussing on the battle of Guadalcanal Okinawa and the Philippines Other than the title Japanese soldiers mainly ocussing on the battle of Guadalcanal Okinawa and the Philippines Other than the title suggest this is not a study of the all and decline of the Japanese empire but a war account For example the American successes against the Japanese merchant leet is only sparsely mentioned while in my eyes this was one of the deciding actorsFor someone who needs a good introduction or the War in the Pacific this is a good introduction and highly reccomended For someone already well known with the aspects of the Pacific War this book may have reuirend some depthLet me Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability finish with a uote by Japanese general Kawabe after he witnessed the respect the Americans showed him after the Japanese defeatIf human beings were to sincerely exercise justice and humanity in their relations with one another the horrors of war in all likelihood could be avoided and even if a war unfortunately broke out the victor would not become arrogant and the suffering of the losers would be alleviated immediately A truly great cultural nation in theirst reuisite35 stars I generally avoid histories of WWII I enjoy history immensely but between Hollywood the History Channel and the vast array of ictions and histories this war has been done to death I would guess the reason or 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 American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series 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 thator me was James Bradley s Flyboys which I thought was the airest treatment of the war in the Pacific I had read up until I thought was the airest treatment of the war in the Pacific I had read up until I ound this book a Pulitzer Prize winner of some time ago thanks to reading a review by another GR riend thanks Matt The POV of the book is what caught my interest It is written primarily The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish from the Japanese side of the war After reading Bradley s book I became awareor the irst time that there was another si. ?s words “a actual saga of people caught up in the The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War flood of the most overwhelming war of mankind told as it happened muddled ennobling disgracefulrustrating Sicilian Lives full of paradox”In weaving together the historicalacts and human drama leading up to and culminating in th. Shigenori Togo had just arrived *At The Palace Grounds Stars *the Palace grounds Stars brilliantly It was going to be a ine day The Foreign Minister was immediately ushered into the Emperor s presence It was almost at the exact moment that Ambassador Kichisaburo Nomurawas supposed to see Secretary of State Cordell Hull Togo read President Roosevelt s message and the proposed draft of the Emperor s reply The Emperor approved the r This book explores Japan s involvement in World War II It ocuses upon the Pacific theater and upon battles the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and in World War II It Alice Oliver focuses upon the Pacific theater and upon battles the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and it explains in detail why it took so longor the Japanese to surrender All related to the Japanese involvement is covered in detail It is not hard to The Protestant Temperament follow because it written in a narrative voice projecting the views thoughts and words of those whoought both Americans and Japanese What is difficult is the slaughter Slaughter on both sides mind you I elt it was balanced neither pro Western nor pro EasternKeep in mind that I should be able to read a book rom start to The Radiant Child finish that so closelyollows battle after battle is pretty darn amazing This is proof that it somehow was able to keep my attention It was clear even to me someone who shies away rom books ocused upon military battles and thus scarcely knows military terms You The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data follow in detail Pearl Harbor the Bataan Death March theall of Singapore Midway Guadalcanal Saipan the Battles of Leyte Gulf Okinawa and Iwo Jima Other battles too but those named are covered in great detail You learn the Pacific Islands If you listen to the audiobook you must dig up your own maps but that is really no problem It would have been nice if a word or two were added about the location of the particular islands When it gets to the Battles of Leyte Gulf there are so many islands and so many leets that I went to Wiki to get the movements on paper The reason why you can ollow these battles is that the soldiers speak and joke and talk to the reader Some change their mind you ollow their thoughts that the soldiers speak and joke and talk to the reader Some change their mind you Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, follow their thoughts did wonder sometimes how in the world the author got this information This is supposedly noniction Letters Survivors stories afterwards This is not explained in an afterword or introduction Maybe the printed book has notes Harakiri now this is exemplified many many times in the text This is a concept difficult to understand Talking to Dragons for Westerners You need umpteen examples of particular individuals and situations to begin to understand the shame coupled with defeat in Eastern mentality I understand better but not completely I am very glad I chose this book Well worth the time and effort invested I personally think it is a book better read on paper than listened to There are so many names and details to absorb Maybe you areluent in Japanese names but I am not My audiobook was narrated by Tom Weiner Even if he does a good job I would have preferred a snail s pace What did I like best Maybe learning why it took so long Three Times the Love for Japan to surrender What do I think on closing the book There should be strong controls on the military Mistakes were made on both sides On every side and by all parts I learned a lotOne thing The author s wife is Japanese and the book received the Pulitzer Prizeor general non The Drowning Man fiction in 1971 This is the third big book on the Pacific War I have read recently Ian Toll sirst two books of a planned trilogy Pacific Crucible and The Conuering Tide were a magnificent historical account of the war. This Pulitzer Prize–winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and The Bride of Willow Creek fall of the Japanese empirerom the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Told rom the Japanese perspective The Rising Sun is in the author?. ,


The Rising Sun The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 45