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  • ISBN 0812589009
  • ISBN13 978-0812589009
  • Language English
  • Author John Toland
  • Publisher Tom Doherty Assoc Llc; Reprint edition (November 1, 1986)
  • Pages 598
  • Formats doc rtf lrf mobi
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1456 kb
  • Size Fb2 1250 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 224

The rivalry of World War II strains the close bond between the American McGlynn family and the Japanese Toda family

John Willard Toland (June 29, 1912 – January 4, 2004) was an American writer and historian

John Willard Toland (June 29, 1912 – January 4, 2004) was an American writer and historian. He is best known for a biography of Adolf Hitler and a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of World War II-era Japan, The Rising Sun. Toland was born in 1912 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He graduated from Williams College and attended the Yale School of Drama for a time. His original goal was to become a playwright

Gods of War is more of a history than a novel. Toland tells the story of the war in the Pacific from the point of view of Japan - or at least an American family born in Japan and sympathetic, yet fighting.

Gods of War is more of a history than a novel. The history is "fictionalized," that is, it is told through the eyes of fictional characters who are placed at the scene of historical events. But it comes across as one long narrative: this happened, then that happened, then another thing happened. The reader forms little emotional connection with any of the characters. Several threads of action are followed through all the major land battles in the Pacific with characters fighting on both sides. I have read Rising Sun.

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Very Good to Like New. Strong spine has light creasing  . I happen to enjoy those kinds of novels, having read several of them, but I am well aware that these kinds of novels are no longer in style.

The rivalry of World War II strains the close bond between the American McGlynn family and the Japanese Toda family. The rivalry of World War II strains the close bond between the American McGlynn family and the Japanese Toda family.

1st ed. by John Willard Toland. Published 1985 by Doubleday in Garden City, .

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John Toland was one of the most widely read military historians of the twentieth century. His many books include The Last 100 Days; Ships in the Sky; Battle: The Story of the Bulge; But Not in Shame; Adolf Hitler; and No Man’s Land. Originally from Wisconsin, he lived in Connecticut for many years with his wife. Библиографические данные.

The rivalry of World War II strains the close bond between the American McGlynn family and the Japanese Toda . Additional Physical Format: Online version: Toland, John. Gods of war. Garden City, . Doubleday, 1985 (OCoLC)560352044.

The rivalry of World War II strains the close bond between the American McGlynn family and the Japanese Toda family. Material Type: Fiction. All Authors, Contributors: John Toland. Find more information about: John Toland. ISBN: 038518385180078.

Talk about Gods of War


dermeco
I gave this book to my son as a gift and he left me know that it was a great book.
VariesWent
Gods of War is more of a history than a novel. The history is "fictionalized," that is, it is told through the eyes of fictional characters who are placed at the scene of historical events. But it comes across as one long narrative: this happened, then that happened, then another thing happened. The reader forms little emotional connection with any of the characters. Other reviews have mentioned the comparison with Winds of War/War and Remembrance. Those novels were completely involving where this one is written in a cold reportorial style. I was left just wanting to finish it to see how it ended. After reading that the sequel, Occupation, is even more in this style, I'm planning to skip it. But for certain historical details of the war in the Pacific, Gods of War can be an informative read.
Gri
Warning -- like many first novels by authors whose previous works were all non-fiction, this one is poorly written and

poorly edited (right down to omitted commas for almost every subordinate clause). Despite obviously authentic details on

bloody battles and civilian suffering, the narrative is so flat

that it often sounds more like a story retold on the porch of a hospital than the "saga" (Toland's own word) it was meant to be.

The potentially most interesting inside story -- how and why the

Japanese leaders decided to wage war on a vastly larger enemy -- is also the most confusingly told.

All that said, if you like Pacific Theatre novels, this one is worth reading. And if you want to see how a genuinely good novelist covers the same ground (or islands), read just the relevant parts of Neal Stephenson's "Cryptonomicon".
Undeyn
Toland tells the story of the war in the Pacific from the point of view of Japan - or at least an American family born in Japan and sympathetic, yet fighting. Several threads of action are followed through all the major land battles in the Pacific with characters fighting on both sides.
I have read Rising Sun. This is a novel. It is a great way to experience the history of WWII. I want to buy the next one, Occupation.
Quemal
Informative-I WAS IN THIS WAR..very factual in giving me the affect and reactions of the people of Japan that I DID NOT KNOW. . Thank you Mr.Toland
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A sweeping view of the Pacific theatre during World War II, but this work is no Winds of War. The book is too sweeping and lacks focus on individual events. The book offers the premise that Tojo was "forced" into the attack on Pearl harbor because of the oil embargo. In other words, we hanged an innocent man, and Tojo was not a war criminal. Although Japanese atrocities are presented, the book portrays the Japanese as not wanting war. A mediocre story built upon an absurdity.