A Gathering Darkness: The Coming of War to the Far East and the Pacific, 1921-1942 (Total War: New Perspectives on World War II)
By: Haruo Tohmatsu (author), H. P. Willmott (author)Paperback
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The United States' involvement in World War II began with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. But for Japan, the conflict began at a much earlier date. This book focuses on Japan and the events in its military history leading up to and including Pearl Harbor. Unique in its perspective, A Gathering Darkness shows how historical events in the 1920s and 1930s steered the country into war with America and its allies.
Haruo Tohmatsu is associate professor of international relations at Tamagawa University, Tokyo. H. P. Willmott is a freelance writer and visiting lecturer at Greenwich Maritime Institute, the University of Greenwich, and, in 2004-2005, at The Citadel.
Introduction Chapter 1: Japan the Taliban, 1921-1941 Chapter 2: Manchuria, Inner Mongolia, Northern China, and the End of Internationalism, 1931-1937 Chapter 3: The War in Northern and Central China Chapter 4: The War in China after 1938 and the Decision for War in the Pacific, 1939-1941 Chapter 5: The Pacific War Unleashed: The Initial Japanese Attacks Chapter 6: The Japanese Victory Chapter 7: The Japanese Dilemma Bibliography
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