In the ruins of empire the japanese surrender and the battle for postwar asia ronald spector on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the new york times said of ronald h spectors classic account of the american struggle against the japanese in world war ii. 2 japan at the time of surrender still maintained a vast empire in asia staffed by a large army that had not experienced defeat in battle 3 victorious forces of the us britain ussr france and the netherlands had n this book is a focused exercise in history that focuses on a specific situation faced at the end of wwii in east asia. Die hard japanese officers plotted to seize the emperors palace to prevent an announcement of surrender and clandestine relief forces were sent to rescue thousands of allied pows to prevent their being massacred in the ruins of empire paints a vivid picture of the postwar intrigues and violence in manchuria russian liberators . These two books deal with the end of empire in asia after world war ii but from significantly different perspectives spector focuses on japans defeat whereas bayly and harper concentrate on the in the ruins of empire the japanese surrender and the battle for postwar asia forgotten wars freedom and revolution in southern asia foreign affairs. In the particular slice of the past that is the subject of in the ruins of empire asia after japans high flying ambitions crashed and burned spector has a great deal to sort out
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