Racing the Enemy

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September 2006



With startling revelations, Hasegawa rewrites the standard history of the end of World War II in the Pacific. By fully integrating the three key actors in the story--the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan--Hasegawa for the first time puts the last months of the war into international perspective.


Tsuyoshi Hasegawa is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Cold War Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


"Without doubt the best-informed book in English on Japanese and Soviet manoeuvres in the summer of 1945... [Hasegawa] provides an international context sorely missing from most previous work. He has mined Japanese and Russian literature and documentation and, despite much that is based on surmise, provides fresh insight into the extraordinary inability of Japanese leaders to surrender, and into Stalin's machinations aimed at maximizing Soviet territorial gains in East Asia." - Warren I. Cohen, Times Literary Supplement"
EAN: 9780674022416
ISBN: 0674022416
Untertitel: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan. 44 halftones, 5 maps - as two 16-page inserts. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Harvard University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2006
Seitenanzahl: 432 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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