The Emperor's General (Google eBook)
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.
From the Paperback edition.
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Review: The Emperor's GeneralUser 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
Review: The Emperor's GeneralUser 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