Richard Storry Collected Writings

Richard Storry   Collected Writings PDF Book Detail:
Author: Richard Storry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134280580
Size: 69.69 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 366
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Book Description: This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan series, published under the Japan Library imprint, collects the work of Richard Storry on contempory issues and the history of Japan.

Richard Storry Collected Writings

Richard Storry   Collected Writings PDF Book Detail:
Author: Richard Storry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134280653
Size: 47.15 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 366
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Book Description: This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan series, published under the Japan Library imprint, collects the work of Richard Storry on contempory issues and the history of Japan.

Collected Writings Of Richard Storry

Collected Writings of Richard Storry PDF Book Detail:
Author: Richard Storry
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781903350119
Size: 30.16 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 356
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Book Description: This volume collects the writings of Richard Storry on contemporary issues and the history of Japan.

History Of Alaska Volume Ii

History of Alaska   Volume II PDF Book Detail:
Author: Jonathan M. Nielson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Academica Press
ISBN: 1680530593
Size: 13.61 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 398
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Book Description: The most significant military development to touch Alaska during the interwar years was the advent of air power, an innovation that completely altered Alaska's strategic position. Suddenly the world became smaller as areas once thought safely distant from potential enemies became vulnerable. Nowhere was this more evident than in the Pacific, whose countless islands became potential advanced air bases. As air technology improved, the ability of long-range bombers and, by the 1930s, of carrier aircraft, to penetrate American airspace was a development of far reaching significance. While such warnings were largely limited to a handful of air-power advocates their vocal advocacy constituted nothing less than an “insurrection”, a revolution in military thinking fought against entrenched military conservatism, cultural aversion to change, fears of budget cuts, and War Department lethargy. Indeed it was the air power crusader General Billy Mitchell who aggressively fought to convince the War and Navy Departments to embrace the new doctrine of offensive air power. Mitchell came to understand Alaska's strategic importance early on. Consequently, he saw the Aleutians as a vulnerability: if left unguarded Japan could “creep up” and, by establishing air dominance, take Alaska and Canada’s West Coast. But he also saw Alaska as a strategic base from which American planes could “reduce Tokyo to powder.” Prophetically, in 1923 Mitchell forecast precisely the military threat and strategic arguments that would shape military thinking almost twenty years later: “I am thinking of Alaska. In an air war, if we were unprepared Japan could take it away from us, first by dominating the sky and creeping up the Aleutians." By the mid-to late 1930s military and civilian advocates of air power and more visionary strategists were beginning to make their voices heard in Congress and elsewhere, decrying Alaska’s military vulnerability. Between 1933 and 1944 no one was more adamant than Alaska’s Delegate in Congress, Anthony Joseph “Tony” Dimond, who challenged the nation to defend itself by defending Alaska. To Dimond, it seemed poor strategy to fortify one pacific base, Hawaii, while ignoring another, Alaska. Dimond’s campaign was strengthened by passage of the Wilcox Bill, sponsored by Representative J. Mark Wilcox (D-Florida), officially known as the National Air Defense Act. This truly significant legislation authorized the location and construction of military airfields throughout the United States as a general defense preparedness measure. Alaska was recognized as one of the nation’s six strategic regions, and two bases, one at Anchorage, the other at Fairbanks, were recommended in part, “because Alaska was closer to Japan than it is to the center of [the] continental United States.” Fortuitously for Alaska defense advocates, General Douglas MacArthur stepped down as Chief of Staff of the Army and was replaced by Major General Malin Craig in October 1935. Craig and Brigadier General Stanley D. Embick advocated a substantial reconfiguration of Plan Orange arguing that the Philippines presented an invitation to attack and should be “neutralized” in favor defending the “Alaska-Hawaii-Panama Triangle.” Both the Army and Navy were charged with defending Alaska as far west as Dutch Harbor, and the army pledged to mobilize 6,600 troops in Alaska within a month of attack by Japan. In contemplating the defense of Alaska the Army General Staff formulated five priority objectives: first, increase the Alaska garrison; second, establish a major base for Army operations near Anchorage; third, develop a network of air bases within Alaska; fourth, garrison these bases with combat troops; and fifth, protect the naval installations at Sitka, Kodiak, and Dutch Harbor. Alaska was about to go to war.

Collected Writings Of Modern Western Scholars On Japan

Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan PDF Book Detail:
Author: Richard Storry
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781903350126
Size: 40.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 356
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Book Description: This set of volumes is part of a major new series, and features the collected writings of some of the most outstanding Western scholars who have been actively writing about Japan and connected subjects over the last half century.

Collected Writings Of Ian Nish

Collected Writings of Ian Nish PDF Book Detail:
Author: Ian Nish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134280025
Size: 16.22 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 442
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Book Description: This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan brings together the work of Ian Nish on international relations affecting Japan, Russia, China and Korea in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Collected Writings Of R P Dore

Collected Writings of R P  Dore PDF Book Detail:
Author: R.P. Dore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134280300
Size: 71.71 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan, published under the Japan Library imprint, brings together landmark writings by R.P. Dore, on Japanese society, politics and economics.

Ben Ami Shillony Collected Writings

Ben Ami Shillony   Collected Writings PDF Book Detail:
Author: Ben-Ami Shillony
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134252307
Size: 64.87 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 404
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Book Description: This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan brings together the work of Ben-Ami Shillony on modern history, crisis and culture, Japan and the Jews.

Collected Writings Of J A A Stockwin

Collected Writings of J  A  A  Stockwin PDF Book Detail:
Author: J.A.A. Stockwin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113531201X
Size: 15.44 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 520
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Book Description: The volume opens with a detailed autobiographical sketch of the author's original 'meeting with Japan', which began in 1961after taking up a post at ANU, Canberra (the result of a successful response to an advert in the Manchester Guardian). After twenty-one years in Australia, Arthur Stockwin moved back to the UK to take the chair of the then recently-established Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. He was to be in post there also for twenty one years, his retirement coinciding with publication of his Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan (Routledge, 2003).