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ISBN:
0394580729
Author:
Edward Behr
Category:
Ethnic & National
Language:
English
Publisher:
Villard; 1st American ed edition (September 30, 1989)
Pages:
437 pages
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1492 kb
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1180 kb
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1408 kb
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Hirohito: Behind the Myth Hardcover – September 30, 1989

Hirohito: Behind the Myth Hardcover – September 30, 1989. by. Edward Behr (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Behr argues that a generation of Hirohito apologists have propagated the notion that Hirohito was a "peace-loving puppet" who didn't know what his generals and ministers were up to in the 1930s and 1940s; Behr's intention is to "restore the balance. The result, however, is not "balance" but a lawyer's brief for the prosecution.

The book ‘Hirohito behind the Myth’ is an incredible biography of the great emperor Hirohito. Hirohito’s story begins in his early days as a young boy as he finds himself constantly being isolated from the Japanese public or deepening his love for marine biology his father emperor Taisho had also conceived a mental illness at the time in which Hirohito was growing up. Hirohito would grow up to be a smart and respectful man who later would come to marry princess Nagako. Hirohito’s life never revo The book ‘Hirohito behind the Myth’ is an incredible biography of the great emperor Hirohito.

HIROHITO: Behind the Myth Paperback – September 5, 1990. I am not exactly sure what Edward Behr is trying to say in this biography of Emperor Hirohito. From my perception, he seem to be saying that Hirohito is gulity of war crimes but not responsible for them. I think I get the feeling that Behr himself may not be sure. I don't think Hirohito was that clueless but his influence wasn't all that great.

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In his book Hirohito: Behind the Myth Behr went into the debate about what the emperor knew about war preparations, about the rape of. .

In his book Hirohito: Behind the Myth Behr went into the debate about what the emperor knew about war preparations, about the rape of Nanking, the Bataan death march, the Burma railway and Changi prison. Behr's case was that Hirohito knew as long ago as 1931 - when his troops took control of Manchuria in the putsch that became known as the Mukden Incident - what his military chiefs were doing; that he encouraged it; and that he was fully aware of their preparations for the Second World War. In his book on the Ceauşescus, Behr said that the couple established a dictatorship more Byzantine.

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This superbly documented, revisionist biography of Emperor Hirohito, the longest reigning monarch of the twentieth century, clearly establishies Hirohito as a war criminal.

A biography of Japan's Emperor, the man who started an extraordinary period in history. This superbly documented, revisionist biography of Emperor Hirohito, the longest reigning monarch of the twentieth century, clearly establishies Hirohito as a war criminal.

In Hirohito: Behind the Myth (Villard Books, 1989), he wrote that . Edward Samuel Behr was born in Paris on May 7, 1926, a son of Felix and Eugenia Behr. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Christiane Wagrez.

In Hirohito: Behind the Myth (Villard Books, 1989), he wrote that Japan’s emperor from 1926 to 1989 had not been the pacifist portrayed by his post-World War II image. Mr. Behr said the emperor knew about the Nanking massacres in 1937, played a part in planning the attack on Pearl Harbor and failed to seize opportunities to surrender before the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The emperor escaped the consequences of his actions with total impunity, Mr. Behr wrote.

In his book Hirohito: Behind the Myth Behr went into the debate about what the emperor knew about war preparations, about the rape of Nanking, the Bataan death march, the Burma railway and Changi prison

In his book Hirohito: Behind the Myth Behr went into the debate about what the emperor knew about war preparations, about the rape of Nanking, the Bataan death march, the Burma railway and Changi prison. Not only the sheer longevity of his reign, but the way he managed to extricate himself from responsibility for any of the prewar and wartime decisions leading to millions of deaths, make him without doubt the ultimate survivor of all times. In his book on the Ceausescus Behr said that the couple established a dictatorship more Byzantine than Marxist-Leninist. The title, Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite, was a Romanian proverb.

Foreign correspondent with a flair for reporting conflicts of the alleged war guilt of Japanese ruler entitled Hirohito: Behind the Myth (1989).

Foreign correspondent with a flair for reporting conflicts. His palette was varied. He wrote a book to accompany Bernardo Bertolucci's film The Last Emperor (1987); an exposé of the alleged war guilt of Japanese ruler entitled Hirohito: Behind the Myth (1989); and another, Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite: The Rise and Fall of the Ceausescus (1991), the dictatorial family that had ruled communist Romania.

A revisionist portrait of Japan's late emperor traces Hirohito's life from birth to death and discusses his involvement in World War II, arguing that Hirohito played a key role in the conflict and that he should have been tried as a war criminal.
  • Garr
interesting book used for daughters research paper
  • Tansino
I must start off by saying that when I first read this book I had very little knowledge of Hirohito or his involvement in WWII. However, after reading Behind the Myth, as well as learning a bit more, I now feel safe saying that the book is quite good, if not a little flawed. In all fairness the author was doing what was unheard of at the time the book was written, and that call just dead emperor of Japan a criminal of war. He made some rather broad generalizations and assumptions, but he managed to plant the seed of doubt in my mind. Granted, if you want to convince someone that Hirohito was guilty of starting the war, or that he should have even been tried, this book won't provide you with that information, however it is a good start. He won't convince you, but he will numb your mind and make it ready to accept the possibility.
  • Moonshaper
I feel this is a good and educational book, yet I consider it somewhat flawed. The entire theme of the book is the author's contention that Hirohito is a war criminal, but after reading the book I feel that Hirohito is NOT a war criminal. It is amazing that the author spent 400 pages with the biased intent to convince the reader of Hirohito's war criminality, yet I felt the polar opposite after finishing the book.
Basically what I took from the book was that Hirohito was a skinny, little man who was a powerless puppet of the pro-war military and political factions. Simply, Hirohito reminded me of the Mr. Carlson character on the sitcom, WKRP in Cincinnati, a clueless figurehead who simply sat back a let others run the show.
Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the book and learned a great deal and I recommend it. I simply found that the author unwittingly disproved his initial contention by the time I finished the book.
  • Washington
I am not exactly sure what Edward Behr is trying to say in this biography of Emperor Hirohito. From my perception, he seem to be saying that Hirohito is gulity of war crimes but not responsible for them. I think I get the feeling that Behr himself may not be sure. One of the earlier reviews which compared Hirohito with "Mr. Carlson from WKRP" seem to be a very good analogy. I don't think Hirohito was that clueless but his influence wasn't all that great. I would recommended that new Pulitzer prize winning biography that came out several years ago. It has a more balance view on the man.
  • Clodebd
What bugs me about this Hirohito scum is that he was fully aware and in most cases authorized atrocities committed towards civilians. e.g. Rape of Nanking, comfort women, biological experiments. Oh...he also okayed the SNEAK attack on Pearl Harbour.
  • Jox
A great look into the mentality of the leaders of Japan before, during, and after WWII. This unbiased well written book shows the depth of Japanesse tradition and how it influenced the actions of an entire country. Behr gives enough information on supporting characters, but not enough to confuse the reader. An overall great book.