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The Road to Victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa

Written by Dale Dye


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $12.99

On December 7, 1941, as the Japanese dived out of the clouds above Pearl Harbor, America's future was fundamentally altered. Ever since the first world conflict, the United States had resisted the temptation to be drawn into wars outside of its borders. But with this one surprise attack America was inevitably... Read more >
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Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2
Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2
Written by Nicholas Millman, Illustrated by Ronnie Olsthoorn
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ISBN: 9781849084406
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Ki-44 'Tojo' Aces of World War 2

Written by Nicholas Millman
Illustrated by Ronnie Olsthoorn


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $22.95

The 100th title of Osprey's celebrated Aircraft of the Aces series covers a subject sure to be of interest to historians of World War II. The Ki-44 'Tojo' was a fast-climbing, heavily armed point-defence interceptor that was used successfully in slashing hit-and-run tactics that caught Allied pilots by surprise. In the... Read more >
The Revenge of the 47 Ronin - Edo 1703

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $14.95

From 1600 till 1866 civil strife in public was virtually unknown in Japan; however, personal loyalty and self-sacrifice could at times rise above the samurai hierarchy to redefine Japanese culture. In 1703 former samurai avenged their lord in the most legendary raid in Japanese history.  The story of the 47 ronin is a tale rich in emotion... Read more >
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The Revenge of the 47 Ronin - Edo 1703
The Revenge of the 47 Ronin - Edo 1703
Written by Stephen Turnbull, Illustrated by Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland and Mariusz Kozik
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ISBN: 9781849084277
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The Revenge of the 47 Ronin - Edo 1703

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland and Mariusz Kozik


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $18.95

From 1600 till 1866 civil strife in public was virtually unknown in Japan; however, personal loyalty and self-sacrifice could at times rise above the samurai hierarchy to redefine Japanese culture. In 1703 former samurai avenged their lord in the most legendary raid in Japanese history.  The story of the 47 ronin is a tale rich in emotion... Read more >
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The Secrets of Mariko
The Secrets of Mariko
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller
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ISBN: 9780307765888
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The Secrets of Mariko
A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $13.99

With Bumiller's intimate, beautifully written portrait of a middle-class Tokyo housewife, readers finally penetrate the mysteries of the Japanese people to see how they differ from us, and how they are alike.


From the Hardcover edition. Read more >
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Tokyo Underworld
Tokyo Underworld
Written by Robert Whiting
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307765178
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Tokyo Underworld
The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan
Written by Robert Whiting


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

A riveting account of the role of Americans in the evolution of the Tokyo underworld in the years since 1945.

In the ashes of postwar Japan lay a gold mine for certain opportunistic, expatriate Americans.  Addicted to the volatile energy of Tokyo's freewheeling underworld, they formed ever-shifting but ever-profitable alliances with warring Japanese... Read more >
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Underground
Underground
Written by Haruki Murakami
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ISBN: 9780307762757
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Underground
The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche
Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2010
Price: $11.99

It was a clear spring day, Monday, March 20, 1995, when five members of the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo conducted chemical warfare on the Tokyo subway system using sarin, a poison gas twenty-six times as deadly as cyanide. The unthinkable had happened, a major urban transit system had become the target... Read more >
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The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281
The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281
Written by Stephen Turnbull, Illustrated by Richard Hook
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ISBN: 9781846034565
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The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $19.95

The two attempts by Khubilai Khan, the Mongol Emperor of China, to invade Japan in 1274 and 1281 represent unique events in the history of both countries. It pitted the samurai of Japan against the fierce warriors of the steppes who had conquered half the known world.

The Mongol conquest of Korea... Read more >
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Shutting Out the Sun
Shutting Out the Sun
Written by Michael Zielenziger
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ISBN: 9780307490902
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Shutting Out the Sun
How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation
Written by Michael Zielenziger


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2009
Price: $11.99

The world’s second-wealthiest country, Japan once seemed poised to overtake America. But its failure to recover from the economic collapse of the early 1990s was unprecedented, and today it confronts an array of disturbing social trends. Japan has the highest suicide rate and lowest birthrate of all industrialized countries, and a... Read more >
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Ki-43 Oscar Aces of World War 2
Ki-43 Oscar Aces of World War 2
Written by Hiroshi Ichimura, Illustrated by Jim Laurier
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ISBN: 9781846034084
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Ki-43 Oscar Aces of World War 2

Written by Hiroshi Ichimura
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $22.95

Dubbed the 'Oscar' by the Allies, the Ki-43 Hayabusa was the most prolific Japanese fighter of World War II. Produced in great numbers, it initially proved superior to most US and British fighter types, due to its excellent maneuverability. The light weight and large wing area gave it a small turning... Read more >
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Japanese Castles AD 250--1540
Japanese Castles AD 250--1540
Written by Stephen Turnbull, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
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ISBN: 9781846032530
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Japanese Castles AD 250--1540

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2008
Price: $18.95

Renowned expert Stephen Turnbull examines the castles built in Japan, from the first primitive fortifications in the Yayoi Period (300 BC-AD 250) through to the first proper castles which began to be developed with the rise to power of the Yamato Court, the first emperors of Japan in around AD 250... Read more >
First Into Nagasaki
First Into Nagasaki
Written by George Weller, Edited by Anthony Weller
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307342027
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First Into Nagasaki
The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War
Written by George Weller
Edited by Anthony Weller


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: December 31, 2007
Price: $14.95

Lost for more than half a century, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist George Weller’s legendary dispatches from post-atomic-bomb Nagasaki were discovered after his death by his son, Anthony Weller. Here, this historic body of work is published for the first time. Read more >
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The Great Wave
The Great Wave
Written by Christopher Benfey
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307432278
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The Great Wave
Gilded Age Misfits, Japanese Eccentrics, and the Opening of Old Japan
Written by Christopher Benfey


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

When the United States entered the Gilded Age after the Civil War, argues cultural historian Christopher Benfey, the nation lost its philosophical moorings and looked eastward to “Old Japan,” with its seemingly untouched indigenous culture, for balance and perspective. Japan, meanwhile, was trying to reinvent itself as a more cosmopolitan, modern... Read more >
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The Last Mission
The Last Mission
Written by Jim Smith and Malcolm McConnell
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ISBN: 9780307419477
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The Last Mission
The Secret History of World War II's Final Battle
Written by Jim Smith and Malcolm McConnell


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

A gripping account of the final American bombing mission of World War II and how it prevented a military coup that would have kept Japan in the war.

How close did the Japanese come to not surrendering to Allied forces on August 15, 1945? The Last Mission explores this question through two... Read more >
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Shutting Out the Sun
Shutting Out the Sun
Written by Michael Zielenziger
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400077793
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Shutting Out the Sun
How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation
Written by Michael Zielenziger


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $16.00

   The world's second-wealthiest country, Japan once seemed poised to overtake America as the leading global economic powerhouse. But the country failed to recover from the staggering economic collapse of the early 1990s. Today it confronts an array of disturbing social trends, notably a population of more than one million hikikomori: the...

Read more >
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Japanese Masterworks from the Price Collection
Japanese Masterworks from the Price Collection
Edited by Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588342584
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Japanese Masterworks from the Price Collection

Edited by Arthur M. Sackler Gallery


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $45.00

This lavishly illustrated volume of Japanese masterpieces from the Etsuko and Joe Price Collection, widely recognized as one of the finest private collections of Edo-period art in the world, features 225 full-color and 114 black-and-white images representing the rich aesthetic diversity that characterized the Edo period. At the collection's core are... Read more >
First Into Nagasaki
First Into Nagasaki
Written by George Weller and Anthony Weller
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307351616
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First Into Nagasaki
The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War
Written by George Weller and Anthony Weller


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $11.99

George Weller was a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who covered World War II across Europe, Africa, and Asia. At the war’s end in September 1945, under General MacArthur’s media blackout, correspondents were forbidden to enter both Nagasaki and Hiroshima. But instead of obediently staying with the press corps in northern Japan, Weller... Read more >
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Gold Warriors
Gold Warriors
Written by Peggy Seagrave and Sterling Seagrave
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844675319
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Gold Warriors
America's Secret Recovery of Yamashita's Gold
Written by Peggy Seagrave and Sterling Seagrave


Format: Trade Paperback, 365 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2006
Price: $22.95

In 1945, US intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep its riches secret. These, combined with Japanese treasure recovered during the US occupation, and with recovered... Read more >
Wrong About Japan
Wrong About Japan
Written by Peter Carey
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ISBN: 9781400078363
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Wrong About Japan

Written by Peter Carey


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $15.95

When Peter Carey offered to take his son to Japan, 12-year-old Charley stipulated no temples or museums. He wanted to see manga, anime, and cool, weird stuff. His father said yes. Out of that bargain comes this enchanting tour of the mansion of Japanese culture, as entered through its garish, brightly... Read more >
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Japanese Army in World War II
Japanese Army in World War II
Written by Gordon Rottman
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ISBN: 9781841768700
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Japanese Army in World War II
The South Pacific and New Guinea, 1942-43
Written by Gordon Rottman


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2005
Price: $25.95

The 1941 Japanese Pacific onslaught saw the defeat of Allied forces on all fronts, with the Philippines, Netherlands East Indies, and Commonwealth possessions falling under their control. During 1942-43, the Japanese consolidated their gains and redeployed forces in an attempt to break the Southern Lifeline between America and Australia. These plans... Read more >
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Japanese Paratroop Forces of World War II
Japanese Paratroop Forces of World War II
Written by Gordon Rottman, Illustrated by Mike Chappell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781841769035
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Japanese Paratroop Forces of World War II

Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Mike Chappell


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2005
Price: $18.95

Osprey's examination of Japan's parachute units of World War II (1939-1945). For the first time in English, this book offers a concise but fact-packed account of the organization, equipment, and all operations of Japan's small but elite wartime parachute forces. Correcting and amplifying previous accounts based on wartime intelligence, it traces... Read more >
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Japanese Infantryman 1937-45
Japanese Infantryman 1937-45
Written by Gordon Rottman, Illustrated by Michael Welply
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781841768182
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Japanese Infantryman 1937-45
Sword of the Empire
Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Michael Welply


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2005
Price: $18.95

This book examines in detail the Japanese Infantryman who was, despite comparisons with the notorious German Waffen SS of World War II (1939-1945), an enigma to Westerners. Brutal in its treatment of prisoners as well as the inhabitants of the areas that it conquered, the Imperial Japanese Army also had exacting... Read more >
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