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Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony

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Ificent ship itself from secret wartime launch to futile sacrifice at Okinawa butfundamentally interprets the ship as an allegorical figure of war itself in its splendor and its sualor its heroism and its waste Drawing on rich naval history and rhapsodic metaphors from international music and art Battleship Yamato is a work of grand ironic eleg.

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Rifice that had immemorially ennobled the Japanese national consciousness Stoically poised for battle in the spring of when even Japan s last desperate techniue of arms the kamikaze was running short Yamato arose as the last magnificent arrow in the imperial uiver of Emperor Hirohito Here Jan Morris not only tells the dramatic story of the magn.

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An extraordinary and strikingly illustrated reflection on the meaning of war from one of our greatest living writers The battleship Yamato of the Imperial Japanese Navy was the most powerful warship of World War II and represented the climax as it were of the Japanese warrior traditions of the samurai the ideals of honor discipline and self sac.


About the Author: Jan Morris

Born in 1926 Jan Morris is the author of such classics as the Pax Britannica trilogy and The World among many others She lives in Wales


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