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Ten Years in Japan by Joseph C. Grew

Ten Years in Japan by Joseph C. Grew

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Ten Years in Japan

A Contemporary Record Drawn from the Diaries and Private and Official Papers of Joseph C. Grew United States Ambassador to Japan 1932-1942

by Joseph C. Grew

Simon and Schuster, 1944, [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, black and white photographic frontispiece, colour dipped (red) top edge, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing, bumping and chipping to edges, corners and boards, previous owners’ inscription on front endpaper, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, discolouration and tears (See photographs)

“America’s Ambassador to Tokyo for the ten years before Pear Harbor tells the full story of how and why our country went to war with Japan.  He draws that story form three firsthand sources: his own day-to-day diaries, his personal and official correspondence, and his dispatches to the State Department.  From this huge mass of material, he has woven together a chronological narrative of history in the making.
Ten Years in Japan tells for the first time the full, inside story of the decade of conflict, intrigue, and surprise that culminated in the inevitable tragedy of war.  Ambassador Grew concentrated his efforts on winning the confidence of the Japanese moderates and by the time  President Roosevelt entered the White House in March, 1933, he had made such a good beginning that the new administration kept him at his post.”


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