Gathering Darkness

Gathering Darkness

by Haruo Tohmatsu, H. P. Willmott
     
 

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Tohmatsu (international relations, Tamagawa University, Japan) and Willmott (Greenwich Maritime Institute) look at how events of the 1920s and 1930s steered Japan into war with America and its allies, and analyze the conflicts with Manchuria and China and the first five months of the Pacific War. B&w maps are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland,… See more details below

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Tohmatsu (international relations, Tamagawa University, Japan) and Willmott (Greenwich Maritime Institute) look at how events of the 1920s and 1930s steered Japan into war with America and its allies, and analyze the conflicts with Manchuria and China and the first five months of the Pacific War. B&w maps are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Pacific Affairs
In this installment to the series entitled Total War: New Perspectives on World War II, edited by Michael A. Barnhart and H.P. Willmott, the latter has teamed up with Haruo Tohmatsu to produce a concise account of the events that led to the outbreak of war in the Pacific against the Allies in late 1941.
— Jeff Alexander, The Univerity of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Choice
Tohmatsu and Willmott see the coming of the Pacific War as an ever-expanding series of conflicts begun by the Japanese army in Manchuria in 1931 and continuing through 1942. By focusing on the activities of the Japanese army and navy high command rather than diplomats between 1921 and 1942, this book provides a fresh perspective on the outbreak of the Pacific War. Recommended. It will be of interest to advanced students of the Pacific War.
— C.J. Weeks, Southern Polytechnic State University
War In History
The book is a lively piece of critical writing from which the university student and the general reader will derive many new insights. It is novel in concept and rich in new information.
— Ian Nish, STICERD, London School of Economics and Political Science
Pacific Affairs - Jeff Alexander
In this installment to the series entitled Total War: New Perspectives on World War II, edited by Michael A. Barnhart and H.P. Willmott, the latter has teamed up with Haruo Tohmatsu to produce a concise account of the events that led to the outbreak of war in the Pacific against the Allies in late 1941.
CHOICE - C.J. Weeks
Tohmatsu and Willmott see the coming of the Pacific War as an ever-expanding series of conflicts begun by the Japanese army in Manchuria in 1931 and continuing through 1942. By focusing on the activities of the Japanese army and navy high command rather than diplomats between 1921 and 1942, this book provides a fresh perspective on the outbreak of the Pacific War. Recommended. It will be of interest to advanced students of the Pacific War.
War in History - Ian Nish
The book is a lively piece of critical writing from which the university student and the general reader will derive many new insights. It is novel in concept and rich in new information.
CHOICE - C J. Weeks
Tohmatsu and Willmott see the coming of the Pacific War as an ever-expanding series of conflicts begun by the Japanese army in Manchuria in 1931 and continuing through 1942. By focusing on the activities of the Japanese army and navy high command rather than diplomats between 1921 and 1942, this book provides a fresh perspective on the outbreak of the Pacific War. Recommended. It will be of interest to advanced students of the Pacific War.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842051514
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Total War Series: New Perspectives on World War II
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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