Herbert P. Bix

Herbert P. Bix is an American historian, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Emperor Hirohito, 'Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan'.


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  1. 1. Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

    This book provides a comprehensive and controversial historical account of Emperor Hirohito of Japan, debunking the popular belief that he was a mere figurehead during World War II. Instead, the book argues that Hirohito was actively involved in the decision-making processes that led Japan into the war, and that he managed to escape blame for the nation's actions due to clever political maneuvering during the post-war period. The book also explores Hirohito's role in shaping modern Japan, detailing his influence on its military, political, and cultural institutions.

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