The Emperor's General

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 7, 2009 - Fiction - 480 pages
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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.


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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
38
Section 4
51
Section 5
65
Section 6
79
Section 7
103
Section 8
121
Section 17
283
Section 18
296
Section 19
314
Section 20
330
Section 21
348
Section 22
368
Section 23
377
Section 24
383

Section 9
135
Section 10
151
Section 11
170
Section 12
189
Section 13
206
Section 14
231
Section 15
251
Section 16
269
Section 25
392
Section 26
409
Section 27
422
Section 28
434
Section 29
451
Section 30
457
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About the author (2009)

James Webb, combat marine and author of four bestselling novels, is an attorney and Emmy Award-winning journalist who has served as Secretary of the Navy, Assistant Secretary of Defense, and full committee counsel to the U.S. Congress.  He lives in Virginia.

To find out more, visit www.jameswebb.com.


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