Deciphering The History Of Japanese War Atrocities

Author: Kenneth L. Port
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ISBN: 9781611635584
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"Most people know of the atrocities committed by the Japanese in World War II. From Harbin, China, Shiro Ishii unleashed unspeakable horror on the Chinese people while planning biological weapon attacks should the U.S. land on the mainland of Japan. This book is a thorough explication of the life, death and aftermath of Shiro Ishii in historical context. This book includes many heretofore unknown facts and original photos. As a biography of Ishii, the book describes a narrative of World War II and the Occupation that is shocking and original"--From publisher's website.

After Darkness

Author: Christine Piper
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760113115
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Winner of The 2014 Australian/Vogel's Literary Award.

Gold Warriors

Author: Sterling Seagrave
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859845424
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In 1945, US Intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep its riches secret. These would be combined with treasure recovered inside Japan during the US occupation, and with Nazi loot recovered in Europe, to create a worldwide American political action fund to fight communism. Overseen by General MacArthur, President Truman, and John Foster Dulles, this 'Black Gold' gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America's allies, to bribe political and military leaders, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years. Drawing on a vast range of original documents and thousands of hours of interviews, Gold Warriors exposes one of the great state secrets of the twentieth century.

No Man Alone

Author: Wilder Penfield
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316698399
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The pioneering and creative brain surgeon recounts the course of his eventful life and career, detailing the drama and tensions of his endeavors, discoveries, and breakthroughs in neurology, neurophysiology, and neurosurgery

Factories Of Death

Author: Sheldon H. Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134827512
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Multiethnic Japan

Author: John Lie
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674040175
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Multiethnic Japan challenges the received view of Japanese society as ethnically homogeneous. Employing a wide array of arguments and evidence--historical and comparative, interviews and observations, high literature and popular culture--John Lie recasts modern Japan as a thoroughly multiethnic society. Lie casts light on a wide range of minority groups in modern Japanese society, including the Ainu, Burakumin (descendants of premodern outcasts), Chinese, Koreans, and Okinawans. In so doing, he depicts the trajectory of modern Japanese identity. Surprisingly, Lie argues that the belief in a monoethnic Japan is a post-World War II phenomenon, and he explores the formation of the monoethnic ideology. He also makes a general argument about the nature of national identity, delving into the mechanisms of social classification, signification, and identification.

Zen Skin Zen Marrow

Author: Steven Heine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195326776
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Since Zen Buddhism first captivated the attention of Western seekers the dominant discourse about this sect has been romantic, idealistic, and utopian. Some scholars have begun to examine Zen through the lenses of historical and cultural criticism, producing a sharp challenge to the traditional view. This text investigates.

Emerging Epidemics

Author: Madeline Drexler
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN:
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In the tradition of "The Coming Plague" comes "an authoritative, well-paced, vividly written book that will scare the pants off you" ("The New York Times Book Review").