Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan :: Herbert P. Bix soon to be presented for sale on the really rather good BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Duckworth, 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps (4);
From the cover: In this ground-breaking and utterly engaging biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never before has the full life and character of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness.
Groomed to follow in the footsteps of his expansion-minded grandfather Meiji the Great, Hirohito occupied a lone position as a revered symbol of divine status at the apex of the nations political hierarchy. His enlightenment followed a visit in 1921 to Europe, particularly Britain. Influenced by intimate talks with George V, as well as a modern scientific outlook, the young emperor gradually evolved into his preeminent role by aligning himself with Japans growing ultra-nationalist movement. Successfully resisting attempts to curb his power, he progressively increased his influence through the mili…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xi) 800 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my History Japan catalogue?