Japan 1941: 3 of 8: Countdown to Infamy Audible Audiobook – Unabridged..Eri Hotta (Author), Laural Merlington (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

Jul 29, 01:56 AM
Photo:  Tokyo Underground Railway Building circa 1930日本語: 1930年頃の東京地下鉄道ビル
Date | circa 1930
Source | English: Japanese book "Series of Japanese geography and folk culture: Vol.2" published by Shinkosha.日本語: 新光社「日本地理風俗大系 第2巻」より。
Author | Unknown

Notes : 

English: This file was scanned and edited by the uploader, Abasaa.
日本語: ファイルはあばさーによりスキャンおよび編集されました。

| This photograph is in the public domain in Japan 

Japan 1941: 3 of 8: Countdown to Infamy  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged..Eri Hotta (Author), Laural Merlington (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)


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When Japan attacked the United States in 1941, argues Eri Hotta, its leaders, in large part, understood they were entering a conflict they were bound to lose. Availing herself of rarely consulted material, Hotta poses essential questions overlooked by historians in the seventy years since: Why did these men - military men, civilian politicians, diplomats, the emperor - put their country and its citizens in harm's way? Why did they make a decision that was doomed from the start? 

Introducing us to the doubters, bluffers, and schemers who led their nation into this conflagration, Hotta brilliantly shows us a Japan never before glimpsed - eager to avoid war but fraught with tensions with the West, blinded by traditional notions of pride and honor, nearly escaping disaster before it finally proved inevitable.