The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945

Book - 1970
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Publisher: New York : Random House, [1970]
Edition: 1st ed..
Characteristics: xxxv, 954 p. :,illus., facsim., maps (part col.), ports. ;,25 cm.


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Jul 17, 2015

Of all the Historians who wrote books about World War 2 John Toland is one of the few that sticked to the history credo of a writer.
Write about history as it happened and do not put any biased opinion in it.
William Shirer The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich would have been a much better book if he would have avoided putting his own biased opinions in it.
This particular book and Adolf Hitler is a hard book to put down when you start it as you want to know more and more.
I recommend any books that was written by John Toland.

Jun 11, 2013

A fantastic read! I've read many other books about the Pacific, mostly centered on specific battles, war crimes and treatment of POWs. But this book provided a great overview of the lead up, the conflict, and the aftermath. I learned alot about the prewar years and conditions that lead to war and I was amazed at how close the two powers came towards peace in the beginning. It's amazing the effect a small number of people can have on the course of history, and the lives that are interwoven in it.

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Jul 17, 2015

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