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Hirohito and The Making Of Modern Japan

By Bix, Herbert P




Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeIn this groundbreaking 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 of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix shows what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine status. Influenced by an unusual combination of the Japanese imperial tradition and a modern scientific worldview, the young emperor gradually evolves into his preeminent role, aligning himself with the growing ultranationalist movement, perpetuating a cult of religious emperor worship, resisting attempts to curb his power, and all the while burnishing his image as a reluctant, passive monarch. Here we see Hirohito as he truly was: a man of strong will and real authority.Supported by a vast array of previously untapped primary documents, Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan is perhaps most illuminating in lifting the veil on the mythology surrounding the emperor's impact on the world stage. Focusing closely on Hirohito's interactions with his advisers and successive Japanese governments, Bix sheds new light on the causes of the China War in 1937 and the start of the Asia-Pacific War in 1941. And while conventional wisdom has had it that the nation's increasing foreign aggression was driven and maintained not by the emperor but by an elite group of Japanese militarists, the reality, as witnessed here, is quite different. Bix documents in detail the strong, decisive role Hirohito played in wartime operations, from the takeover of Manchuria in 1931 through the attack on Pearl Harbor and ultimately the fateful decision in 1945 to accede to an unconditional surrender. In fact, the emperor stubbornly prolonged the war effort and then used the horrifying bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, together with the Soviet entrance into the war, as his exit strategy from a no-win situation. From the moment of capitulation, we see how American and Japanese leaders moved to justify the retention of Hirohito as emperor by whitewashing his wartime role and reshaping the historical consciousness of the Japanese people. The key to this strategy was Hirohito's alliance with General MacArthur, who helped him maintain his stature and shed his militaristic image, while MacArthur used the emperor as a figurehead to assist him in converting Japan into a peaceful nation. Their partnership ensured that the emperor's image would loom large over the postwar years and later decades, as Japan began to make its way in the modern age and struggled -- as it still does -- to come to terms with its past.Until the very end of a career that embodied the conflicting aims of Japan's development as a nation, Hirohito remained preoccupied with politics and with his place in history. Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan provides the definitive account of his rich life and legacy. Meticulously researched and utterly engaging, this book is proof that the history of twentieth-century Japan cannot be understood apart from the life of its most remarkable and enduring leader.


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Herbert P. Bix

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 2002. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Herbert P. Bix

Diane Pub Co, 2000-05. Hardcover. Good.

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2001-02-22. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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New York: Harper. 2000. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 006019314x . Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Edge wear. Clean, bright pages. First Edition stated. ; 9.21 X 6.46 X 1.97 inches; 816 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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New York: Harper. 2000. First Edition; Sixth Printing. Hardcover. 006019314x . Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Edge wear. First Edition stated. ; 9.21 X 6.46 X 1.97 inches; 816 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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New York: Harper. 2000. First Edition; Seventh Printing. Hardcover. 006019314X . Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Remainder mark on bottom edge of text block. ; 9.2 X 6.5 X 2.0 inches; 816 pages .

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Baltimore, MD: William & Wilkens Company, 1903. Prepared for the Centennial of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty. Very good in green cloth, spine and front board gilt. Uncut edges. With 32 illustrated plates. Interior clean and bright. Thick octavo.

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Herbert P. Bix

Harper Perennial, 2001-09-04. Reprint. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Herbert P. Bix

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Herbert P. Bix

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Bix, Herbert P.

New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. Third Printing. very good, good. 800, maps, index, DJ somewhat worn and soiled. The author sheds light on the causes of the China War in 1937, and the start of the Asia-Pacific War in 1941. He details the decisive role Hirohito played in the wartime operations, and shows how Hirohito prolonged the war effort and then used the atomic bombings.

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

BIX, HERBERT P.

New York: Harper Collins, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Stated first edition with "1" in number row. AS NEW IN DJ WITH ORIGINAL $35.00 PRICE. A beautiful copy.

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Herbert P. Bix

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Hirohito And the Making of Modern Japan

Herbert P. Bix

Harper Collins. New/New. 2000. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 006019314x NEW HARDCOVER WITH DUSTJACKET .

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Hirohito And The Making Of Modern Japan

Bix, Herbert P

New York: HarperCollins. Hardcover. 2000. 1st Edition. Thick 8vo 800pp . Very Good in Fine DJ. Remainder mark on bottom edges .

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Bix, Herbert P.

New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2000. Book. Very Good+. Hardcover. Later Printing. Some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition; illustrated with black and white photographs..

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Bix, Herbert P

Harpercollins, 2000 Bumped corners. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good.

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

Herbert P. Bix

New York: HarperTrade, 2000. Seventh. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. pp.800, b/w photographs.""In this groundbreaking 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 of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix shows what it was…

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

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Harper Perennial. Very Good+. 2001. Paperback. 9780060931308 . An thick Trade Paperback in Very Good++ condition with a solid binding and a bright & clean text. Light cover edgewear an rubbing. "+ Add to Wishlist Browse related Subjects History > Asia > JapanBiography & Autobiography > RoyaltyBiography & Autobiography > HistoricalJapaneseJapanHistoryIn this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Bix offers the first complete look at the enigmatic leader whose 63-year reign ushered Japan though war into the modern world. 16 page photo insert. "; B&W Photographs; 8 X 5.40 X 1.60 inches; 832 pages .

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Bix, Herbert P.

New York: Harper Collins. 2000. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. xi, 800 pages The first complete look at Hirohito, the enigmatic Emperor of Japan whose 63 year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. This book won the 2001 Pulitzer prize for Non-Fiction. . 1st Edition. Hardback.

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Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. 0062560514 Very Good Condition.Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items. No highlighting and No markings.Covers could be repaired or might have self wear sign . Very Good.

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Herbert P. Bix

Paperback. New. With access to hundreds of previously untapped documents, including the unpublished letters and diaries of members of Hirohito's royal court, historian Bix has traced the Japanese emperor's reign from 1926 to 1989, revealing surprising information about his role in World War II. of photos.

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Bix, Herbert P.

New York: Harpercollins. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. 2001. Seventh Printing. Hardcover. 006019314x . Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. "Explosive....Demolishes the stereotype of Japan's wartime emperor as a mousy and passive figurehead." -- Los Angeles Times. Ships same or next business day. Spine is skewed and loose, minor edge wear, small bumps on spine ends, small creases on bottom corners of pages 601-628, faint soiling on edges of pages; overall, book is tight, bright, and clean. Dust jacket has some edge and shelf wear, small creases on corners and spine ends. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 800 pages .

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Hirohito And The Making Of Modern Japan

Bix, Herbert P.

Harper Collins, 2000. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Near Fine/Near Fine condition. No internal markings of any kind. Dust jacket in protective Brodart cover.

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

Bix, Herbert P.

New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/As New. Size=6.5"x9.5". 23 B/W Photos & 4 Maps. (full book description) HarperCollins, New York, NY, 2000. 1st Edition 1st Printing, VG+/Fine, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 800pgs(Index). 23 B/W Photos & 4 Maps. Owner bookplate inside front cover, ink owner name/date on Half Title Page o.w. clean. tight and bright. Rest of book in Fine Li ke New condition. Price unclipped. NO remainder marks. ISBN 006019314X [Japan; Heads of State; Japanese Emperors; Japanese Royalty; World War II; Showa Period; Biography] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! First Printing

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

Bix, Herbert P

New York: HarperCollins, 2000 1st ed. 800pp. illus. hardback tall 8vo: near Fine in a Fine dj in Brodart poly cover [small coffee drip top edge bleeding slightly onto fore edge; text is untroubled; else a nice clean and crisp copy] A groundbreaking scholarly biography praised by James Fallows, John Dower, et al.

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Harpercollins, 2000. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good.

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Bix, Herbert P

Harper. Hardcover. 006019314X 1st Edition, 1st Printing 2000 Harper Collins Publishing. Book is in like new condition, dustcover has minor edge wear. Customer service is our #1 priority. We sell great books at great prices with super fast shipping and free tracking. . Fine.

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Herbert P Bix

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 071719

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