Hirohito: behind the myth

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Villard Books, 1989 - History - 437 pages
A revisionist portrait of Japan's late emperor traces Hirohito's life from birth to death and discusses his involvement in World War II, arguing that Hirohito played a key role in the conflict and that he should have been tried as a war criminal.

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The late emperor Hirohito has been the subject of several biographies, notably David Bergamini's Japan's Imperial Conspiracy (LJ 12/15/71) and Leonard Mosley's Hirohito: Emperor of Japan (LJ 6/15/66 ... Read full review


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Edward Behr, a veteran journalist and war correspondent, was the author of several books, including "The Last Emperor, Prohibition", and "Hirohito: Behind the Myth". He died in 2007.

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