A War It Was Always Going to Lose: Why Japan Attacked America in 1941 via Jeffrey Record
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Overview: Jeffrey Record has specialised in investigating the reasons of struggle. In The Specter of Munich: Reconsidering the Lessons of Appeasing Hitler (Potomac Books, Inc., 2006), he contended that Hitler may just now not were deterred from going to struggle via any motion the Allies may just plausibly have taken. In Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies Win (Potomac Books, Inc., 2007), Record reviewed 11 insurgencies and evaluated the explanations for his or her good fortune or failure, together with the insurgents’ more potent will to be successful. Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq (Potomac Books, Inc., 2009) comprises certainly one of Record’s maximum cogent explanations of why an steadily uncritical trust in a single’s personal victory is steadily (however now not at all times) a important part of the verdict to make struggle.
Record comprises the teachings of those previous books in his newest, A War It Was Always Going to Lose: Why Japan Attacked America in 1941. The assault on Pearl Harbor is among the maximum perplexing instances in residing reminiscence of a weaker energy seeming to consider that it would vanquish a obviously awesome drive. On nearer inspection, then again, Record reveals that Japan didn’t consider it would win; but, the Japanese imperial command made up our minds to assault the United States anyway.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History