Hirohito, Emperor of Japan

By: Leonard Mosley

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BCE, No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read. . . . . . . . . 'Hirohito (4/29/01-1/7/89) was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from '26 to '89, called the Sho-wa period. Since his death he has been known as Emperor Sho-wa' in Japan, the posthumous name given him by order of the Japanese cabinet. Although he's widely referred to as Hirohito outside of Japan, past emperors are only referred to in Japan by their posthumous names. His reign was the longest of any historical emperor.''Hirohito was dominated by a military power clique bent on conquest who in the 1930s virtually seized control of Japan. While the Japanese military excused or justified their acts in the name of the Emperor, Hirohito was rarely consulted, & it was not until 1945 that he finally stopped the war. Why did he remain silent? What was this man really like? Leonard Mosley clearly defines the role of Hirohito in WWII.' . . . . . . . . . 'It's been a number of years since I read this book, but I can remember that I couldn't put it down until I finished it. That does not happen often enough to suit me, but I am a hard reader to please. This biography was wonderful and I am thinking of reading it again.' -- Begrace

Title: Hirohito, Emperor of Japan

Author Name: Leonard Mosley

Categories: Royalty,

Edition: Book Club

Publisher: Prentice Hall: 1966

ISBN Number: B00005W19M

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 60551