Warlord: Tojo against the World / Edition 1

Warlord: Tojo against the World / Edition 1

by Edwin P. Hoyt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815411715

ISBN-13: 9780815411710

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Vilified in the West as the Japanese equivalent of Hitler, Hideki Tojo (1884-1948) was in fact cut from very different cloth. Lacking the skills and charisma of a statesman, fueled by no apocalyptic visions, Tojo was an unimaginative soldier whose primary goals were to establish Japan's military strength and serve his emperor. Yet his determination and ambition

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Vilified in the West as the Japanese equivalent of Hitler, Hideki Tojo (1884-1948) was in fact cut from very different cloth. Lacking the skills and charisma of a statesman, fueled by no apocalyptic visions, Tojo was an unimaginative soldier whose primary goals were to establish Japan's military strength and serve his emperor. Yet his determination and ambition caused him to participate in the seizure of power when the military took over the government. WWII scholar Hoyt, a resident of Japan, relies on new sources and remarkable insight to show how Tojo and the leaders of Japan's armed forces gained control of the country, but how ambition ultimately proved to be Tojo's undoing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815411710
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
1ST COOPER
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
611,817
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Tojo: How He Was: An Introduction
December 22, 19481
1Soldier to Politician5
2Politician-Soldier21
3War Minister33
4The ABCD of Paranoia43
5The Decline and Fall of Prince Konoye55
6The Rise of Tojo65
7Easy Victories79
8The Limits of Power89
9The Imperial Way97
10The Dream: United Asia111
11Tojo Deals Out One Enemy123
12The Changing Dream131
13The Collapse of High Hopes141
14The War Turns Around151
15"The enemy will grow hasty..."161
16The Thrust for Power171
17Tojo's Last Chance183
18The Fall of Saipan (and Tojo)189
19End of the Line195
20The War Nears Its End203
21Ordeal211
22The Last Battle217
Epilogue223
Appendix A. Imperial Rescript of December 8, 1941225
Appendix B. Imperial Rescript of August 14, 1945227
Appendix C. Tojo Statement of September 10, 1945229
Notes and Acknowledgments231
Bibliography241
Index243

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