JAPAN RIDES THE TIGER by Willard Price

JAPAN RIDES THE TIGER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In January 1938 we reported Children of the Rising Sun as a ""convincing analysis of why Japan has to reach out, by what steps, the inevitability of her almost immediate success, and a certain value of Japan as overlord...Authentic inside picture of Japan's steps to preparedness...Almost wholly new is the picture of Japan's equatorial empire of Micronesia, new and terrifying as providing a big stick not only over the Philippines but over Australia as well..."" The publisher reports this new book as including substantial sections of the previous volume, brought up to date. But close reading reveals it as no ""scissors and paste job"" but subject matter reappraised, viewed from the viewpoint of what Japan has achieved and what she hopes to achieve. Gone is any hint of ""a certain value of Japan as overlord"" sensed in the earlier book. Korea is evidenced as example of the disaster of her overlordship. Still there is the terror -- now realized -- of her equatorial empire, with greater detail than most readers have found elsewhere. Sell as a new book, a vital survey, an important and microscopic view of our enemy by an expert.

Pub Date: July 9th, 1942
Publisher: John Day