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The Resource Tower of skulls : a history of the Asia-Pacific war, July 1937-May 1942, Richard B. Frank

Tower of skulls : a history of the Asia-Pacific war, July 1937-May 1942, Richard B. Frank

Label
Tower of skulls : a history of the Asia-Pacific war, July 1937-May 1942
Title
Tower of skulls
Title remainder
a history of the Asia-Pacific war, July 1937-May 1942
Statement of responsibility
Richard B. Frank
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The first book in a new three-volume history of the Asia-Pacific War, by the acclaimed author of Downfall and Guadalcanal. In 1937 the swath of the globe from India to Japan contained half the world's population, but only two nations with real sovereignty (Japan and Thailand) and two with compromised sovereignty (China and Mongolia). All other peoples in the region endured under some form of colonialism. Today the region contains nineteen major, fully sovereign nations. Tower of Skulls is the first work in any language to present a unified account of the course and titanic impact of this part of the global war, which began the torturous route to twenty-first-century Asia. Covering with extraordinary detail campaigns in China, Singapore, the Philippines, and Burma, as well as the attack on Pearl Harbor, it expands beyond military elements to highlight the critical political, economic, and social reverberations of the struggle. Finally, it provides a graphic depiction of the often forgotten but truly horrific death toll in the Asia-Pacific region--over 20 million--which continues to shape international relations today"--
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Citation location within source
  • January 06, 2020
  • January 01, 2020
  • September 09, 2019
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert
  • Kirkus Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Richard B
Dewey number
940.54/25
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D767
LC item number
.F73 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Tower of skulls : a history of the Asia-Pacific war, July 1937-May 1942, Richard B. Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-711) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Marco Polo Bridge -- "China cannot be lost" -- "The bombs and the bullets and the bayonets of the Japanese are ruthless" -- "Water as a substitute for soldiers" -- "The great migration of people in all history" -- "A despicable urge to live!" -- "Japan's prince of self-destruction" -- "One hundred evils and not a single good" -- "Leaping off the veranda" -- "Our anxiety is about China" -- "This dispatch is to be considered a war warning" -- "Air raid, Pearl Harbor, this is no drill" -- "Issue in doubt" -- "It was like being lost in fog" -- "We are depending for our lives on kindly but slow-witted infants in arms" -- "Men would follow them, suffer, and be glad about it" -- "Only war proves what is correct and what is wrong" -- "Abandoned my 100,000 soldiers in foreign jungles" -- "We are not barbarians."
Control code
BRD2019033200
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
751 pages
Isbn
9781324002109
Lccn
2019033200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102468351
Label
Tower of skulls : a history of the Asia-Pacific war, July 1937-May 1942, Richard B. Frank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-711) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Marco Polo Bridge -- "China cannot be lost" -- "The bombs and the bullets and the bayonets of the Japanese are ruthless" -- "Water as a substitute for soldiers" -- "The great migration of people in all history" -- "A despicable urge to live!" -- "Japan's prince of self-destruction" -- "One hundred evils and not a single good" -- "Leaping off the veranda" -- "Our anxiety is about China" -- "This dispatch is to be considered a war warning" -- "Air raid, Pearl Harbor, this is no drill" -- "Issue in doubt" -- "It was like being lost in fog" -- "We are depending for our lives on kindly but slow-witted infants in arms" -- "Men would follow them, suffer, and be glad about it" -- "Only war proves what is correct and what is wrong" -- "Abandoned my 100,000 soldiers in foreign jungles" -- "We are not barbarians."
Control code
BRD2019033200
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
751 pages
Isbn
9781324002109
Lccn
2019033200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102468351

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