From the mid-nineteenth century on, America and Japan were caught in an extraordinary political, military and economic duel. This clash was characterised by a cultural incompatibility that was to haunt the negotiations of their two leaders, Emperor Hirohito and General MacArthur.
Hirohito was a remarkable man. Diffident, uncharismatic and apparently obtuse, he survived as god-ruler of Japan for six decades through internal strife, war, defeat, occupation and economic victory. But Hirohito met his equal in MacArthur. Brash and domineering, MacArthur merited the honorary Japanese epithet shogun or 'army leader' for his almost single-handed six year rule over Japan.
In this absorbing dual biography Robert Harvey traces their tense and complex relationship. His broad scope encompasses two great nations in war and peace - a momentous period of history which provides illuminating insight into American actions across the world today.Biographie de l'auteur :
Robert Harvey has been a columnist for The Daily Telegraph, an assistant editor for The Economist and an MP serving on the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. His book Liberators: Latin America`s Struggle for Independence was described as `an exhilarating and wildly enjoyable ride from start to finish` by Simon Sebay-Montefiore. Raymond Seitz, US ex-Ambassador to Britain said of A Few Bloody Noses: The American War of Independence, `Harvey wields his pen like a sabre, slashing with gusto at the cant and received wisdom.` He lives in London and Wales.
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Description du livre John Murray May 9, 2005, 2005. 8vo softcover 480pp very good+. index illustrated black & white photos. In the years and months leading up to Pearl Harbor, Japan was becoming the most industrialized state in Asia as well as the repository of a feudal heritage that fueled imperial ambitions of conquest and hegemony. Across the Pacific, the United States was emerging from the depression and again growing into its role as a global power. Today s partnership between modern Japan now Asia s most well-developed democracy and the United States the world s sole superpower was forged by the confrontation, and finally the reconciliation, of these two competing agendas and cultures in World War II, personified by two men: General Douglas MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito. N° de réf. du libraire 51092
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