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Review: Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

User Review  - Persephone Tanaka - Goodreads

Could have been better but since they are protecting his diaries and personal letters there can be no real insight into this man. Read full review

Review: Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

User Review  - Saif Ali - Goodreads

Thoroughly researched and in depth. Along with some primary sources, this proved to be (along with several chapters of Dower's book, "Embracing Defeat") absolutely invaluable to the research I ... Read full review

Review: Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

User Review  - Elisa - Goodreads

A well-researched biography that levels the myth that emperor Hirohito was just a symbolic dupe during the war. Bix is relentless when it comes to unmasking the truth. He writes, again and again, that ... Read full review

Review: Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

User Review  - Dean MacKinnon-Thomson - Goodreads

4/5 A thoroughly well researched biography into the life and influences (and thoughts) of one of the more hard to grasp figures in 20th century global politics. The author delves into his very ... Read full review

Review: Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

User Review  - Anthony Nelson - Goodreads

Fantastic on the war years and immediately after. Lacking a lot of context in the other areas, especially the 20's. Would've loved a little more information on what was happening in Japanese democracy at that time- often events that sounded major were referenced with no context. Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

Excellent material regarding Hirohito's role in the war, an often overlooked element. Read full review

Review: Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

One of the best biographies I've ever read. Packed with information and very thought provoking while still remaining extremely readable. Read full review

Review: Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

User Review  - David - Goodreads

I spent a little over three years in Japan in the US Air Force 1969-1972. While I was there I read many books about Japanese history as well as some of their popular fiction (translated into English ... Read full review

Review: Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

User Review  - Jason Chodyniecki - Goodreads

In "Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan", Bix sheds light on some of the most controversial parts of modern Japanese history. He reveals information that had often been misconstrued by post-war ... Read full review

Review: Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

User Review  - Scott Jeffe - Goodreads

More later. Read full review


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