A Military History of Japan: From the Age of the Samurai to the 21st Century

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9781440803932: A Military History of Japan: From the Age of the Samurai to the 21st Century

This comprehensive volume traces the evolution of Japanese military history―from 300 AD to present day foreign relations―and reveals how the country's cultural views of power, violence, and politics helped shape Japan's long and turbulent history of war.


· Compiles Japan's complete military history in one volume

· Reveals the strategic blunders and poor choices that led to Japan's surrender to the United States in 1945

· Provides in-depth coverage of the popular and compelling Samurai, Imperial, and Shogun periods of history

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John T. Kuehn, PhD, is professor of military history at the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS, and adjunct professor for the United States Naval War College as well as Norwich University.

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"[P]rovides a useful summary for a general audience. . . . Recommended." - Choice

"A Military History of Japan is a timely work that will add studied moderation and critical analysis to the argument regarding the path on which the country is located now and down which it is likely to progress in the future. . . . For the casual reader, A Military History of Japan functions as a needed update. . . . For those with a professional interest in the country and its region, this book is a must-read." - Naval War College Review

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