What Books do you Think are Essential About WWII Japan?

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Re: What Books do you Think are Essential About WWII Japan?

Post by Eugen Pinak » 02 Apr 2020 07:54

genstab wrote:
30 Mar 2020 18:32
I'm looking for an authoritative picture history of the Japanese aircraft carriers. in English. I don't want something small like "Japanese Aircraft Carriers and Destroyers" or the ridiculously short Osprey book (as theirs all are) but a full size history of each class with photos like Polmar and Friedman have done with US battleships and cruisers or the suburb "Japanese Cruisers of the Pacific War".
Unfortunately, no such book exists. Hans Lengerer's "opus magnus" on IJN CVs is the book you want, but it has only first volume published. You can buy it here, for example. Don't fear the title in German - it's bi-lingual.
There are also books on some individual classes.

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Re: What Books do you Think are Essential About WWII Japan?

Post by genstab » 02 Apr 2020 13:09

Thanks- I appreciate the information. I see that 89 Euros equals $1.09 US.
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Re: What Books do you Think are Essential About WWII Japan?

Post by john_smith » 26 May 2020 08:24

hi,
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE BY ANTHONY DOERR, i suggest this book that is essential about ww2 japan.

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Re: What Books do you Think are Essential About WWII Japan?

Post by lunamina » 21 Nov 2020 04:28

"Touched with Fire: The Land War in the South Pacific" gooosh




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Rikusentai: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Japanese Naval Landing Forces 1927-1945

Post by Akira Takizawa » 08 Jan 2021 09:08

New book about Japanese Naval Landing Forces - Rikusentai. The author can speak both English and Japanese. He well wrote the history and organization of Rikusentai according to Japanese primary sources. The book have many unpublished photos of Rikusentai soldiers which he collected. The complete list of SNLF units and Guard Units in the book is very helpful.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/177753240X

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Re: What Books do you Think are Essential About WWII Japan?

Post by Saratoga » 03 Feb 2021 03:47

"Japan's Pacific War: Personal Accounts of the Emperor's Warriors." This will be good. You can preorder here
https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Japans- ... ck/p/18979

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Re: What Books do you Think are Essential About WWII Japan?

Post by Rob Stuart » 05 Feb 2021 23:52

Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, Volume I: July 1937-May 1942, by Richard Frank.

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Re: What Books do you Think are Essential About WWII Japan?

Post by TheMarcksPlan » 24 Feb 2021 14:58

Did a search for "economy" in this thread but haven't read the whole thing...

Are there any good (translated) books on the Japanese late-Empire economy?
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Re: What Books do you Think are Essential About WWII Japan?

Post by Eugen Pinak » 10 Jun 2021 12:04

TheMarcksPlan wrote:
24 Feb 2021 14:58
Did a search for "economy" in this thread but haven't read the whole thing...

Are there any good (translated) books on the Japanese late-Empire economy?
I know only one book on topic: BISSON, T. A. Japan's War Economy. Pp. xv, 267. New York: International Secretariat, Institute of Pacific Relations; distributed by The Macmillan Co., 1945.
Unfortunately, I haven't read it myself, so can't say anything about its quality.

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Re: What Books do you Think are Essential About WWII Japan?

Post by daisy1942 » 28 Aug 2021 12:50

I am hoping someone on here knows about a book I read many years ago - pre 1988.

In it there is a description of a Japanese tank moving out onto the Singapore Causeway and being blown apart. My father in law saw this happen and I should love to be able to find the book angain or any written record of the event.

Thanks

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