Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix

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.

The 10631st greatest book of all time


Published
2000
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
800
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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