John Toland (June 29, 1912 – January 4, 2004) was an American author and historian. He is best known for his work on World War II history, including 'The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945,' which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1971. Toland's research was extensive and included interviews with prominent figures of the era, making his historical accounts both detailed and engaging.
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"The Rising Sun" provides an in-depth historical account of Japan during World War II from the perspective of the Japanese. The book explores the political and military events leading up to the war, the conduct of the war itself, and the aftermath, including the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The narrative is based on interviews, diaries, memoirs, and letters of the people who lived through these events, offering a unique and comprehensive look at Japan's role in the war.