í Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941 || Û PDF Read by ✓ David C. Evans Mark R. Peattie

By David C. Evans Mark R. Peattie | Comments: ( 548 ) | Date: ( Jan 29, 2020 )

One of the great spectacles of modern naval history is the Imperial Japanese Navy s instrumental role in Japan s rise from an isolationist feudal kingdom to a potent military empire stridently confronting, in 1941, the world s most powerful nation Years of painstaking research and analysis of previously untapped Japanese language resources have produced this remarkable hiOne of the great spectacles of modern naval history is the Imperial Japanese Navy s instrumental role in Japan s rise from an isolationist feudal kingdom to a potent military empire stridently confronting, in 1941, the world s most powerful nation Years of painstaking research and analysis of previously untapped Japanese language resources have produced this remarkable history of the navy s dizzying development, tactical triumphs, and humiliating defeat Unrivaled in its breadth of coverage and attention to detail, this important new study explores the foreign and indigenous influences on the navy s thinking about naval warfare and how to plan for it Focusing primarily on the much neglected period between the world wars, David C Evans and Mark R Peattie, two widely esteemed historians, persuasively explain how the Japanese failed to prepare properly for the war in the Pacific despite an arguable advantage in capability.


  • Title: Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941
  • Author: David C. Evans Mark R. Peattie
  • ISBN: 9780870211928
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941

  • Mark

    When it comes to history books, there are good ones and there are great ones. And then there are a few that are truly groundbreaking in their ability to take a subject that has been studied before and address it with such insight that it changes fundamentally the way we think about it. This is one of those books. For in describing the development of the Imperial Japanese Navy from the late 19th century to the attack on Pearl Harbor David Evans and Mark Peattie offers readers a revolutionary look [...]


  • Al

    This was a very enjoyable read. The author's writing style made it flow very smoothly and it wasn't a chore. Another aspect of the book that made it so good was how the author seamlessly transitioned between the three levels of war and described how each level impacted the other. The most significant portions of the book were on the Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War, and the author does an outstanding job in showing how these experiences significantly impacted the IJN up to the attack [...]


  • Bill V

    This is an excellent book. It does not go into specific battles or campaigns of the Second World War but it does a fantastic job describing the birth, growth and maturation of the Imperial Japanese Navy to the eve of the Second World War. The evolution of strategy, tactics and military philosophy and views are discussed in great detail. Many of the key figures as well as previously lesser known ones and their respective impact are discussed. My favorites parts were the evolution of weapons syste [...]


  • Jesse Callaghan

    The depth of scholarship and strength of arguments is superb! What a book.


  • Jon

    A really excellent history of the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1887 to 1941, concentrating on strategy, tactics and technology. The IJN emerges as an organisation that overreached itself through obsession with decisive battle - the shadow of Tsushima lasted long and corrupted deeply. Tactics and technology were focussed on one aim; beat the Americans through superior materiel, hard training and mystical warrior spirit. This became the justification for the IJN’s existence in its struggles for p [...]


  • Alan

    Outstanding in both scope and readability, this brilliant volume covers the entire history of the Imperial Japanese Navy from the moment Perry's Black Ships entered Tokyo Bay and opened Japan to the world to the return of the US Navy to the same body of water nearly 100 years later, this time in the form of the USS Missouri arriving to receive Japan's formal surrender, in 1945. The main focus is the period from the Sino-Japanese War, when the new fleet first saw action until just before the fate [...]


  • Rbolia

    Eloquently written treatment of the rise of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Lots of good maps and line drawings of ships. Focuses on the development of strategy, especially that for the early defeat of the USN, and of the development of battleships, carrier aviation, and submarines. The only game in town on this topic.


  • Willie

    So to summarize, the Japanese had a plan for a war that was really a plan for a battle. A plan in which the US react the way the Japanese predicted and not deviate in any way. There was also willful ignorance of US industrial capacity. The key takeaway: between 1942 and 1945, the IJN commissioned ~500,000 tons of warships while the USN commissioned 3,000,000+ tons.


  • Lee

    This was a long and detailed slog to read. I think the best summary is in the epilogue, stating that the IJN failed to prepare for war, per se, but prepared almost exclusively for battle.I expect to use it for reference at some future date.


  • AskHistorians

    Although this is technically a pre-war book, since it covers the navy only up to Pearl Harbor, it's great reading to understand the Japanese strategic situation and how it influenced the building of their navy.


  • Justin

    A superb magnum opus from the late David Evans and Mark Peattie.


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