From Mahan to Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States

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Naval Institute Press, 2006 - History - 385 pages
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A long-anticipated work by one of Japan's leading naval historians, this book traces the influence of Alfred Thayer Mahan on Japan's rise as a sea power after the publication of his classic study, 'The Influence of Sea Power Upon History'.

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The main topic of this book is strategic culture, as Asada examines how Alfred Thayer Mahan’s vision of the complementary nature of trade and strategic naval power influenced the Imperial Japanese ... Read full review

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Sadao Asada is a Professor Emeritus of Diplomatic History at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. Educated in the United States with a Ph.D. from Yale University, he is the author of Japanese-American Relations between the Wars, that won the coveted Yomiuri Yoshino Sakuzo Book Prize. For his essays, he has been awarded the Edward S. Miller History Prize by the U.S. Naval War College and the Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award by the American Historical Association. His lives in Kyoto, Japan.

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