Hirohito Emperor of Japan Author:Leonard Mosley Book-of-the-Month Club Edition. — How could Hirohito, single-handedly, have ended World War II? Did he know that Pearl Harbor ws going to be attacked? What facts show that he knew the war was lost only months after it began? — Hirohito was dominated by a military power clique bent on conquest who in the 1930's virtually seized control of Japan. ... more » While the Japanese military excused or justified their acts in the name of this "divine Emperor," Hirohito was rarely consulted, and it was not until 1945 that he finally stopped the war. Why did he remain silen? What was this man really like?
In this intimate biography of Hirohito, Emperor of Japan, Leonard Mosley answers these and other provocative questions, and clearly defines the role of Hirohito in World War II which ultimately changed the course of world history.« less