HIROHITO : Behind the Myth.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1989, 1st edn., [x inc. double page map], 486pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, decorative head bands, half tone photo pictorial dustwrapper, the controversail biography of the Emporer of Japan published shortly after his death, alleged to be the first to tell the true story of the god-king as a 'waverer and opportunist who used his military machine to conquor half the world without ever taking full responsibility', this account covers his life and the fortunes of Japan from his accession as crown prince in 1912 at the age of 11, through his regency from 1921 as his father became ill assuming the Imperial throne on his father's death in 1926, then presiding over Japan through two wars against China and the second world war, the immediate post WW2 humiliation and the subsequent economic rise until his death in 1989, slightly cocked, lightly bumped at tips, edges tanned, dustwrapper: price clipped, lightly rubbd at exterms., some foxing to reverse, stain to reverse at tail of spine, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Keywords: war ww2 china japan emperor bacteriological warfare unit 732 war manchuria pearl harbour paciific