The Emperor's General (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 7, 2009 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Captain Jay Marsh had never questioned where his ultimate loyalty lay. He had witnessed the bloody horror left behind by the retreating Japanese army during World War II's final days. And he had abandoned his beautiful Filipina fiancée to see his duty through.

But not even Marsh could guess the terrible personal price he would have to pay for his loyalty. He would follow General Douglas MacArthur to Tokyo itself. There he would become the brilliant, egocentric general's confidant, translator, surrogate son--and spy.

Marsh would play a dangerous game of deliberate deceit and brutal injustice in the shadow world of postwar Japan's royal palaces and geisha houses, and recognize that the defeated emperor and his wily aides were exploiting MacArthur's ruthless ambition to become the American Caesar. The Emperor's General is a dramatic human story of the loss of innocence and the seduction of power, about the conflict between honor, duty, and love, all set against an extraordinary historical backdrop.


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Review: The Emperor's General

User Review  - Liza - Goodreads

At first I thought I wasn't going to even finish the book, but about a third of the way in, I found myself thinking about the book during the day. The main character, Jay Marsh, ended up getting under ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carlito Virina - Goodreads

Written by US senator James Webb, The Emperor's General tells a more entertaining, engaging and thought-provoking story than the Tommy Lee Jones/Matthew Fox movie about 1945 Japan "The Emperor." Makes you wish it happened the way James Webb wrote it. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
38
Section 4
51
Section 5
65
Section 6
79
Section 7
103
Section 8
121
Section 17
269
Section 18
283
Section 19
296
Section 20
314
Section 21
330
Section 22
348
Section 23
368
Section 24
377

Section 9
135
Section 10
147
Section 11
151
Section 12
170
Section 13
189
Section 14
206
Section 15
231
Section 16
251
Section 25
383
Section 26
392
Section 27
409
Section 28
422
Section 29
434
Section 30
451
Section 31
457
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About the author (2009)

James Webb, combat marine and author of four bestselling novels, is an attorney and Emmy Award-winning journalist who has served as Secretary of the Navy, Assistant Secretary of Defense, and full committee counsel to the U.S. Congress.  He lives in Virginia.

To find out more, visit www.jameswebb.com.


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