Government by Assassination: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Government by Assassination

1st Edition

By Hugh Byas


376 pages

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Hardback: 9780415585293
pub: 2010-09-08
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pub: 2010-11-01
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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.


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

‘Well documented and absorbing.’ Manchester Guardian

Table of Contents

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

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Japan

Routledge Library Editions: Japan brings together a century's worth of publishing and provides a comprehensive collection of volumes which chart the literature, history, economics, politics & sociology of this fascinating country.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / Japan
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General