Soldiers of the Sun: The Rise and Fall of the Imperial Japanese Army

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Random House, 1991 - History - 569 pages
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Soldiers of the Sun traces the origins of the Imperial Japanese Army back to its samurai roots in the nineteenth century to tell the story of the rise and fall of this extraordinary military force.

Meirion and Susie Harries have written the first full Western account of the Imperial Japanese Army. Drawing on Japanese, English, French, and American sources, the authors penetrate the lingering wartime enmity and propaganda to lay bare the true character of the Imperial Army.

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User Review  - Matthew Demartino - Goodreads

Atrocities aside, it is amazing how quickly and effectively Japan became a modern power able to challenge the US in WWII. Read full review

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User Review  - Borg-mx5 - LibraryThing

An excellent and in-depth history of the Japanese Army. Read full review

About the author (1991)

Meirion and Susie Harries began their writing partnership in 1979 and have since co-authored six books, as well as articles on Japanese security and environmental policy for English and Japanese newspapers. This is their second book on Japanese history. They live in England.

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