The Yamato Dynasty

The Yamato Dynasty

The Secret History of Japan's Imperial Family

Book - 2001
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In The Yamato Dynasty , Sterling Seagrave, who divulged the secrets of Mao Tse-tung and the ruthlessness of Chiang Kai-shek in the New York Times bestseller The Soong Dynasty , and his wife and longtime collaborator, Peggy, present the controversial, never-before-told history of the world's longest-reigning dynasty-the Japanese imperial family-from its nineteenth-century origins through today. In the first collective biography of both the men and women of the Yamato Dynasty, the Seagraves take a controversial, comprehensive look at a family history that crosses two world wars, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the American occupation of Japan, and Japan's subsequent phoenix-like rise from the ashes of the Second World War. The Yamato Dynasty tells the story of the powerful men who have stood behind the screen-the shoguns and financiers controlling the throne from the shadows-taking readers behind the walls of privilege and tradition and revealing, in uncompromising detail, the true nature of a dynasty shrouded in myth and legend
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2001, c1999.
Edition: 1st Broadway Books trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780767904971
Branch Call Number: 952/.03/0922/Sea 6173mb 1
Characteristics: xvii, 394 p. : ill., map.
Additional Contributors: Seagrave, Peggy


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