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A war it was always going to lose : why Japan attacked America in 1941, Jeffrey Record

Label
A war it was always going to lose : why Japan attacked America in 1941
Title
A war it was always going to lose
Title remainder
why Japan attacked America in 1941
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Record
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jeffrey Record has specialized in investigating the causes of war. Record incorporates the lessons of earlier books in his latest, A War It Was Always Going to Lose: Why Japan Attacked America in 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor is one of the most perplexing cases of a weaker power seeming to believe that it could vanquish a clearly superior force. Jeffrey Record finds that Japan did not believe it could win; yet, the Japanese imperial command decided to attack the United States anyway. Conventional explanations that Japan's leaders were criminally stupid, wildly deluded, or just plumb crazy don't fully answer all our questions, Record finds. Instead, he argues, the Japanese were driven by an insatiable appetite for national glory and economic security via the conquest of East Asia. The scope of their ambitions and their fear of economic destruction overwhelmed their knowledge that the likelihood of winning was slim and propelled them into a war they were always going to lose
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/110952
Index
index present
LC call number
D742.J3
LC item number
R44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A war it was always going to lose : why Japan attacked America in 1941, Jeffrey Record
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : a "strategic imbecility"? -- Sources of Japanese-American tension -- Japanese aggression and U.S. policy responses, 1937-1941 -- Japanese assumptions and decision making -- Failed deterrence -- Was the Pacific War inevitable? -- The enduring lessons of 1941
Control code
ocn500783892
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 167 p.
Isbn
9781597975346
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030347
System control number
(OCoLC)500783892
Label
A war it was always going to lose : why Japan attacked America in 1941, Jeffrey Record
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : a "strategic imbecility"? -- Sources of Japanese-American tension -- Japanese aggression and U.S. policy responses, 1937-1941 -- Japanese assumptions and decision making -- Failed deterrence -- Was the Pacific War inevitable? -- The enduring lessons of 1941
Control code
ocn500783892
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 167 p.
Isbn
9781597975346
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030347
System control number
(OCoLC)500783892

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