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Why the Samurai Lost Japan: A Study in Miscalculation and Folly

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by: John Beatty
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Publication Date: September 17, 2018
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 328
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781642543711
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Book Synopsis
From 1904 to 1941, Japan’s desire for resource independence had driven them to seize Korea, Manchuria, large parts of China, and French Indochina, and to occupy large swaths of Pacific islands. These conquests provided tremendous resources, but still, they needed more…
 
The Samurai--the ancient warrior caste of Japan, answerable only to an ill-defined bushido code, and their Emperor--led Japan into a horrible war. Knowing full well they could not defeat their enemies, their plan depended on the hope that the West would offer an olive branch, and soon…

Their early and easy victories in 1941-42 convinced them of their invincibility. They refused to believe that their fighting spirit could be defeated by superior firepower…

But if they were wrong, they had no Plan B...
 
Why the Samurai Lost Japan is a study of these warriors—their beliefs, aspirations, successes, miscalculations, and follies…
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