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Pages: 184
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Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: William O. Walker III
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In 1941 the magazine publishing titan Henry R. Luce urged the nation’s leaders to create an American Century. But in the post-World-War-II era proponents of the American Century faced a daunting task. Even so, Luce had articulated an animating idea that, as William O. Walker III skillfully shows in The
Japan in the American Century
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Kenneth B. Pyle
Categories: History
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No nation was more deeply affected by America’s rise to power than Japan. The price paid to end the most intrusive reconstruction of a nation in modern history was a cold war alliance with the U.S. that ensured American dominance in the region. Kenneth Pyle offers a thoughtful history of
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Language: en
Pages: 2181
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-27 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Language: en
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Categories: History
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