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Emperor Hirohito

Royalty (29-Apr-1901 — 7-Jan-1989)


Edward Behr. Hirohito: Behind the Myth. Hamish Hamilton. 1989. 486pp.

Herbert P. Bix. Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan. New York: Harper Collins. 2000. 816pp.

Hiroshi Fujimoto; Mainichi Shinbunsha. Fifty Years of Light and Dark: The Hirohito Era. Mainichi Newspapers. 1975. 464pp.

Robert Harvey. American Shogun: General MacArthur, Emperor Hirohito and the Drama of Modern Japan. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press. 2006. 480pp.

Edwin Palmer Hoyt. Hirohito: The Emperor and the Man. Praeger. 1992. 214pp.

Toshiaki Kawahara. Hirohito and His Times: A Japanese Perspective. Kodansha International. 1990. 216pp.

Stephen S. Large. Emperor Hirohito and Showa Japan: A Political Biography. Routledge. 1992. 249pp.

Paul Manning. Hirohito: The War Years. Dodd, Mead. 1986. 255pp.

Leonard Mosley. Hirohito: Emperor of Japan. Prentice-Hall. 1966. 371pp.

Peter Michael Wetzler. Hirohito and War: Imperial Tradition and Military Decision Making in Prewar Japan. University of Hawaii Press. 1998. 294pp.


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  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.313)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.714)

  9. A Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.87)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.237)

  11. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.791)

  12. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.158)

  13. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.220)

  14. Encyclopedia of Heads of State and Governments 1900 through 1945 (p.265)

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