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  • Operation Broken Reedby Arthur L. Boyd

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    At the height of the Korean War, President Truman launched one of the most important intelligence - gathering operations in history. So valuable were the mission's findings about the North Korean-Soviet-Chinese alliance that it is no stretch to say they prevented World War III. Only one man sworn to secrecy for a half-centurysurvived Operation Broken... more...

  • Modern Japanby Mikiso Hane; Louis G. Perez

    Avalon Publishing 2012; US$ 20.00

    Integrating political events with cultural, economic, and intellectual movements, Modern Japan provides a balanced and authoritative survey of modern Japanese history. A summary of Japan's early history, emphasizing institutions and systems that influenced Japanese society, provides a well-rounded introduction to this essential volume, which focuses... more...

  • Japan Emergingby Karl F. Friday

    Avalon Publishing 2012; US$ 68.00

    Japan Emerging provides a comprehensive survey of Japan from prehistory to the nineteenth century. Incorporating the latest scholarship and methodology, leading authorities writing specifically for this volume outline and explore the main developments in Japanese life through ancient, classical, medieval, and early modern periods. Instead of relying... more...

  • Facing the Rising Sunby Gerald Horne

    NYU Press 2018; US$ 30.00

    The surprising alliance between Japan and pro-Tokyo African Americans during World War II    In November 1942 in East St. Louis, Illinois a group of African Americans engaged in military drills were eagerly awaiting a Japanese invasion of the U.S.— an invasion that they planned to join. Since the rise of Japan as a superpower less than a century... more...

  • Playing Warby Sabine Frühstück

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    In Playing War , Sabine Frühstück makes a bold proposition: that for over a century throughout Japan and beyond, children and concepts of childhood have been appropriated as tools for decidedly unchildlike purposes: to validate, moralize, humanize, and naturalize war, and to sentimentalize peace. She argues that modern conceptions of war insist on... more...

  • Yokohama and the Silk Tradeby Yasuhiro Makimura

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 99.00

    This study provides a political and economic examination of the impact of the silk trade on nineteenth-century Japan. It analyzes the role of Japan’s eastern interior region and the port of Yokohama and argues that the growth of the silk industry was largely responsible for the integration of Japan into the global economy. more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese Historyby Karl F. Friday

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    Scholarship on premodern Japan has grown spectacularly over the past four decades, in terms of both sophistication and volume. A new approach has developed, marked by a higher reliance on primary documents, a shift away from the history of elites to broader explorations of social structures, and a re-examination of many key assumptions. As a result,... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Historyby Sven Saaler; Christopher W.A. Szpilman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 67.95

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History is a concise overview of modern Japanese history from the middle of the nineteenth century until the end of the twentieth century. Written by a group of international historians, each an authority in his/her field, the book covers modern Japanese history in an accessible yet comprehensive manner.... more...

  • Multidisciplinary Studies of the Environment and Civilizationby Yoshinori Yasuda; Mark J. Hudson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Multidisciplinary Studies on the Environment and Civilization draws on research from a diverse range of fields across the humanities, social and natural sciences to discover what is needed to develop an affluent, sustainable and resilient world for the twenty-first century and beyond. The contributions throughout this volume build and promote frameworks... more...

  • Target Tokyoby Gordon Prange; Donald M. Goldstein; Katherine V. Dillon

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    From deep within imperial Japan, a Soviet agent smuggled out intelligence that helped the Allies win the war Richard Sorge was dispatched to Tokyo in 1933 to serve the spymasters of Moscow. For eight years, he masqueraded as a Nazi journalist and burrowed deep into the German embassy, digging for the secrets of Hitler’s invasion of Russia and the... more...