This Pulitzer Prize–winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author’s words, “a factual saga of people caught up in the flood of the most overwhelming war of mankind, told as it happened—muddled, ennobling, disgraceful, frustrating, full of paradox.” In weaving together the historical facts and human drama leading up to and culminating in the war in the Pacific, Toland crafts a riveting and unbiased narrative history. In his Foreword, Toland says that if we are to draw any conclusion from The Rising Sun, it is “that there are no simple lessons in history, that it is human nature that repeats itself, not history.”
Roderick Mackenzie, the superintendant of cargoes for the ship The Rising Sun describes a daring expedition to establish a Scottish colony in Central America, the perilous voyage to the northern coast of what is now Panama, the intrigues and rivalries of his fellow colonists, and the tragic consequences of the mission. A first novel. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
In the midst of sudden devastations, personal challenges and trials as well as the growing unrest among the nations of the world, solace can only be found within the pages of the Word of Life where the believer is being changed from glory to glory. This 70-day devotional will challenge anyone to examine his or her walk with God. The thought at the end of each passage is meant to lead the reader to a further study of the Word and self-examination of one's relationship with the Father.Folake Olumide lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota, with her husband and two children. From Glory to Glory is her third published devotional in the "Rising Sun" series. She also has a weekly word of encouragement entitled, My Dear Fam, which she sends by email to family and friends worldwide. She holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management and currently works from home as an Advertising Specialties Consultant. For more information you can contact the author or subscribe to her weekly devotional by visiting www.mydearfam.org.
In this collection, the author presents kaleidoscopic imprints of ordinary people’s lives. It is about a father who wants to redeem what he lost when he was his son’s age, a drifter’s search for home, a man’s wandering around a mirage, a schoolteacher’s desire to open a school where knowledge is not a burden. It is about family budget that struggles to meet the demands of “want” and “need.” It is about a booklover and a bookseller who never understood the difference between book reading and selling. It is about searching something that is found within. It is about a man who simply trusted, never argued nor defended or complained. It is about a grandson’s eagerness to connect with his grandparents. The Rising Sun is Purnendu Ghosh’s first published collection of stories.
A sweeping historical narrative examines the personalities, events, and political maneuvers that shaped Japan's destiny during the years of World War II, from the 1936 invasion of Manchuria to the atom bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in a new edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning history. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
There is an ongoing battle for the time of the believer. Each day is filled with countless activities that all pose as priorities that cannot be delayed. Unfortunately, for many the first thing to be placed at the bottom of the list is time spent with God. In these last days, we must fight to make our quiet time with our Father a top priority. This 70-day devotional is a practical and concise way for you to spend your first moments with God. It is also a tool to adopt a disciplined lifestyle of digging deeper into the Word of God. Folake Olumide lives with her husband 'Tunde and children, 'Tomiwa and Erinayo, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This devotional is the second published book derived from her weekly word of encouragement entitled, My Dear Fam, which she sends by email to family and friends. She holds a masters degree in Human Resources Management and works from home as an Advertising Specialties Consultant. You can contact her and subscribe to her weekly devotional by visiting www.mydearfam.org
A chronicle of the World War II rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invation of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, from the Japanese perspective.
Late in 1940, the young men of the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Regiment stepped off the trucks at Camp Bowie in Brownwood, Texas, ready to complete the training they would need for active duty in World War II. Many of them had grown up together in Jacksboro, Texas, and almost all of them were eager to face any challenge. Just over a year later, these carefree young Texans would be confronted by horrors they could never have imagined." "For more than three years, the Texans, along with the sailors and marines who survived the sinking of the USS Houston, were prisoners of the Imperial Japanese Army. Beginning in late 1942, these prisoners-of-war were shipped to Burma to accelerate completion of the Burma-Thailand railway. These men labored alongside other Allied prisoners and Asian conscript laborers to build more than 260 miles of railroad for their Japanese taskmasters. They suffered abscessed wounds, near-starvation, daily beatings, and debilitating disease. 89 of the original 534 Texans taken prisoner died in the infested, malarial jungles. The survivors received a hero's welcome from Gov. Coke Stevenson, who declared October 29, 1945 as "Lost Battalion Day" when they finally returned to Texas." "Kelly E. Crager consulted official documentary sources of the National Archives and the U.S. Army and mined the personal memoirs and oral history interviews of the "Lost Battalion" members themselves. He focuses on the treatment the men received in their captivity at the different camps they occupied, and surmises that a main factor in the battalion's comparatively high survival rate (84 percent of the 2nd Battalion) was the comradery of the Texans and their commitment to care for each other.
Shadow of the Rising Sun, (book two of The Dragon?s Wake Trilogy) continues the Lee family?s story of struggle, obligation and destiny. The year is 1918, Japan has occupied and then annexed Korea, cruelly reducing it to a virtual slave colony,and has now begun its takeover of Manchuria on its way to conquering China. Michael Y.T. Lee, son of former Minister Lee, leader of Korea?s liberation movement, is seventeen when he is sent to Peking University to prepare himself to join his father in the anti-Japanese resistance. There he meets some of the future leaders of China and falls under the influence of the country?s intellectual giants, some who will found China?s communist party. While he yearns to fight for the freedom of Korea, his ancestral homeland, which he has never seen, he realizes he must first address problems closer to home. Warlords and gangsters have taken over much of China, creating anarchy and corruption throughout the land. China?s well-organized opium cartel controls Shanghai and all central and coastal China. Y.T. joins Sun Yat-sen?s nationalist army to take back the country and unite it under a nationalist government. He becomes a cavalry officer and fights against the warlords. After being wounded in battle he learns that Chiang Kaishek, Sun?s prot?g? and successor, has betrayed the government and sold it out to the opium cartel. Meanwhile, Japan?s invasion of China expands. Even Shanghai, Y.T.?s home, is taken over by them in their bloodthirsty pursuit of empire. Y.T. must make agonizing choices to save his family and his life goals as the communists, nationalists, and Japanese all battle for control of China.
Chronicles the difficult early months of the campaign in the Pacific, detailing the navy's reverses at Wake Island, in the Philippines, and along the Malay Barrier.
Telling the story of Japanese military aviation from the mid-Victorian era, a time when Japan was only just beginning to open up to the rest of the world, the author illustrates the story with a fascinating selection of images of the personalities and aircraft involved in the development of aircraft by the Japanese.
The Dominion and the Rising Sun is the first major study of Canada's diplomatic arrival in Japan and, by extension, East Asia. It examines the political, economic, and cultural relations forged during this seminal period between the foremost power in Asia and the young dominion tentatively establishing itself in world affairs. An overview of Canada's initial foray into Pacific affairs, it begins with the opening in 1929 of the Canadian legation in Tokyo - Canada's third such office overseas - and concludes with the outbreak of hostilities in 1941. Primarily a diplomatic history, the book also explores the impact of traders, interest groups, and missionaries on Canadian attitudes toward Japan during the interwar years. More fundamentally, it examines Canada's diplomatic coming of age closely, revealing its important Pacific dimension - a fact overlooked by historians until now - as well as the disjunct between Canada's commitment to peace and its trade with an aggressor. Meehan suggests that Canada's initially benign view of Japan, its reluctance to adopt positions in advance of its Anglo-American allies, and its lucrative Pacific trade led to a credibility gap in its policies towards East Asia. The Dominion and the Rising Sun charts Canada's relationship with Japan, and is essential reading for those interested in Canadian history, international relations, and Asia-Pacific studies.
Sepoys against the Rising Sun, based on the archival materials collected from India and United Kingdom, evaluates the combat/military/battlefield effectiveness of the Indian Army in South-East Asia against the IJA during World War II.