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Government by Assassination

By Hugh Byas

Routledge – 2011 – 376 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

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    978-0-415-58529-3
    September 7th 2010

Description

Written by someone who spent twenty-three years as a journalist in Japan, this book describes the political and military aspirations of Japan at a tumultuous period of twentieth century history. The book examines the workings of the Japanese government and discusses the role of the military in shaping political ideals: ideals which were a compound of Marxism and National Socialism, transformed for Japanese uses and combined with fanatical racial, national and semi-religious obsessions.

Reviews

‘A valuable book, with much detailed information…’ Birmingham Post

‘Well documented and absorbing.’ Manchester Guardian

Contents

1. Oriental Revolution 2. The Army 3. The Murder-and-Hokum Societies 4. Seeking for a Soul 5. Imperial Figurehead 6. Post-War

Name: Government by Assassination (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Hugh Byas. Written by someone who spent twenty-three years as a journalist in Japan, this book describes the political and military aspirations of Japan at a tumultuous period of twentieth century history. The book examines the workings of the Japanese government...
Categories: Japanese Studies, Asian History