1st Edition

Government by Assassination

By Hugh Byas Copyright 1943

    Written by someone who spent twenty-three years as a journalist in Japan, this book describes the political and military aspirations of Japan at a tumultuous period of twentieth century history. The book examines the workings of the Japanese government and discusses the role of the military in shaping political ideals: ideals which were a compound of Marxism and National Socialism, transformed for Japanese uses and combined with fanatical racial, national and semi-religious obsessions.


    1. Oriental Revolution  2. The Army  3. The Murder-and-Hokum Societies  4. Seeking for a Soul  5. Imperial Figurehead  6. Post-War


    Hugh Byas

    ‘A valuable book, with much detailed information...’ Birmingham Post

    ‘Well documented and absorbing.’ Manchester Guardian