The Resource In the cauldron : terror, tension, and the American ambassador's struggle to avoid Pearl Harbor, Lew Paper

In the cauldron : terror, tension, and the American ambassador's struggle to avoid Pearl Harbor, Lew Paper

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In the cauldron : terror, tension, and the American ambassador's struggle to avoid Pearl Harbor
Title
In the cauldron
Title remainder
terror, tension, and the American ambassador's struggle to avoid Pearl Harbor
Statement of responsibility
Lew Paper
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eng
Summary
This is not just another book about Pearl Harbor. It is the story of Joseph Grew, America's ambassador to Japan, and his frantic effort in the months before the Pearl Harbor attack to orchestrate an agreement between Japan and the United States to avoid the war he saw coming. It is a story filled with hope and heartache, with complex and fascinating characters, and with a drama befitting the momentous decisions at stake. And more than that, it is a story that has never been told.In those months before the Pearl Harbor attack, Japan and the United States were locked in a battle of wills. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's economic sanctions were crippling Japan. America's noose was tightening around Japan's neck -- but the country's leaders refused to yield to American demands. In this cauldron of boiling tensions, Joseph Grew offered many recommendations to break the deadlock. Having resided and worked in Tokyo for almost ten years, Grew understood what Roosevelt and his administration back home did not: that the Japanese would rather face annihilation than endure the humiliation of surrendering to American pressure. The President and his administration saw little need to accept their ambassador's recommendations. The administration's policies, they believed, were sure to succeed. And so, with increasing urgency, Grew tried to explain to the President and his administration that Japan's mindset could not be gauged by Western standards of logic and that the administration's policies could lead Japan to embark on a suicidal war with the United States "with dangerous and dramatic suddenness. Relying on Grew's diaries, letters and memos, interviews with members of the families of Grew and his staff, and an abundance of other primary source materials, Lew Paper presents the gripping story of Grew's effort to halt the downward spiral of Japan's relations with the United States. Grew had to wrestle with an American government that would not listen to him - and simultaneously confront an increasingly hostile environment in Japan, where pervasive surveillance, arbitrary arrest, and even unspeakable torture by Japan's secret police were constant threats. In the Cauldron reads like a novel, but it is based on fact. And it is sure to raise questions whether the Pearl Harbor attack could have been avoided.--amazon.com
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Paper, Lewis J
Dewey number
327.5207309044
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.J3
LC item number
P37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Grew, Joseph C.
  • Grew, Joseph C.
  • Diplomatic relations
  • United States
  • Japan
  • United States
  • Japan
  • United States
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In the cauldron : terror, tension, and the American ambassador's struggle to avoid Pearl Harbor, Lew Paper
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 454 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781621576310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1111269615
  • 1920940
Label
In the cauldron : terror, tension, and the American ambassador's struggle to avoid Pearl Harbor, Lew Paper
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 454 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781621576310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1111269615
  • 1920940

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