Hirohitoby Karen Soverns, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (Introduction)
World Leaders Past and Present, a series of 157 biographies written especially for young adults, introduces the men and women whose ideas and actions have determined the course of history. From Martin Luther to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., from Cortes to Khomeini, World Leaders Past and Present spans the centuries and the globe. This book is about Hirohito, the 124th emperor in a succession that legend traces back to the birth of Japan, has presided over his nation for more than 60 years.
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