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Warlord:

Tojo Against the World

Paperback (280 pages), kindle
Vilified in the West as the Japanese equivalent of Hitler, Hideki Tojo was cut from very different cloth.

Warlord:

Vilified in the West as the Japanese equivalent of Hitler, Hideki Tojo (1884-1948) was in fact cut from very different cloth. Lacking the skills and charisma of a statesman, fueled by no apocalyptic visions, Tojo was an unimaginative soldier whose primary goals were to establish Japan's military strength and serve his emperor. Yet his determination and ambition caused him to participate in the seizure of power when the military took over the government.

WWII scholar Hoyt, a resident of Japan, relies on new sources and remarkable insight to show how Tojo and the leaders of Japan's armed forces gained control of the country, but how ambition ultimately proved to be Tojo's undoing.

General and Prime Minister Hideki Tojo...

Related Scanning WWII dates...

  • 26 Feb 36: Failed socialist coup rewards Tojo with leadership posts
  • 01 Mar 37: Tojo promoted to Chief of Staff of an army in China
  • 22 Jul 40: Tojo is appointed to cabinet post as Army Minister
  • 17 Oct 41: Tojo is appointed Prime Minister of Japan
  • 02 Nov 41: Hirohito gives Tojo consent to go to war
  • 27 Nov 41: Tojo rejects American counter-proposal for peace
  • 18 Jul 44: Tojo resigns as Prime Minister, becomes Chief of Army General Staff
  • 11 Sep 45: Tojo survives a suicide attempt before his arrest
  • 12 Nov 48: Tojo is sentenced to death by the International Military Tribunal
  • 23 Dec 48: Tojo is executed by hanging for war crimes

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