KAIGUN

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KAIGUN
Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887–1941
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591142447
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Era: 19th and 20th Century
  • Number of Pages: 696
  • Subject: Naval History
  • Date Available: August 2012
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"The Story of Japan's rise and fall as a great power is well known, as is the design history of her warships.  This book, a reprint of the award-winning 1997 hardback, has a greater compass, using the scarce Japanese records to study how and why a recently feudal nation came to challenge the United States.  Evans and Peattie offer a full, rounded history of the IJN as a fighting force in the decades before the Second World War.  The authors trace foreign and indigenous influences on strategy and tactics in detail." — Warship 2014

“Superbly researched and lucidly written.” Journal of World History

Now in paperback for the first time, this classic history of WWII was a recipient of the Society for Military History’s 1999 Distinguished Book Award. It documents the Imperial Japanese Navy’s instrumental role in Japan’s rise from an isolationist feudal kingdom to a potent military empire. Unrivaled in its breadth and attention to detail, this important history explores the foreign and indigenous influences on the Japanese navy’s thinking about naval warfare.

David C. Evans was a professor of history at the University of Richmond and edited The Japanese Navy in World War II. He died in 1999. Mark R. Peattie is professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is the author of several books including, Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909–1941.

Mark R. Peattie is professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He is the author of several books including, Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909–1941.

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KAIGUN - Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy 1887-1941
Thursday, May 31, 2012
By: Christian Downward
Outstanding! I read the book as part of my class assignment at the Navy War College. The book provided a great understanding of how the Japanese went from being a Land Power nation to being the 3rd largest navy in the world and then lost it all. The Japanese had the international relationships with many European powers and the U.S. to build up its nation, to train their military, and to support a modern navy. The book also explains that while the other world powers put all their sea power focus into the battleships the Japanese were looking for an edge; they knew they couldn't be an industrial power like the U.S. so they had to be more creative and smart that’s why the Japanese looked at the advantages of naval aviation. The book also tells of how the Japanese used multiple aircraft carriers to work together with their battleship fleets. This was a new concept for that time period. Although I included other information from other sources for my paper this book was the primary resource for knowledge. Great read, easy to understand.
 

 
 

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