Charles Schencking, in charting Japan’s creation of the world’s third-largest navy by 1922, illuminates the workings of the Japanese political system and the evolution of both interservice rivalries and civil-military relations in the de- cades preceding World War II. He bases his history on an impressive reading of Japanese and English-language primary and secondary sources to produce a story with political implications far be- yond the history of one service.
Paine., S. C. M.
"Making Waves: Politics, Propaganda, and the Emergenceof the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1868–1922,,"
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