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Author Clements, Jonathan, 1971-

Title Admiral Tg : Nelson of the East / Jonathan Clements

Publ Info London : Haus Pub., 2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  DS884.T6 C54 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 285 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-277) and index
Contents The last samurai -- The Republic of Ezo -- Johnny Chinaman -- Delicate diplomacies -- Princes and prisoners -- Sink the Kowshing -- The angry dragons -- Though your swords be broken -- Republicans and rebels -- Port Arthur -- The Battle of the Yellow Sea -- Tsushima -- Tg on tour -- The tresure of Japan
Note Togo Heihachiro (1848-1934) was born into a feudal Japan that had shut out foreign contact for 250 years. As a teenage samurai, he witnessed the destruction wrought upon his native land by British warships. As the legendary "Silent Admiral," he was at the forefront of innovations in warfare, pioneering the Japanese use of modern gunnery and wireless communication. Togo is best known as the "Nelson of the East" for his resounding victory over the tsar's navy in the Russo-Japanese War, but he also lived a remarkable life, studying at a British maritime college and witnessing the Sino-French War, the Hawaiian Revolution, and the Boxer Uprising. After his retirement, he was appointed to oversee the education of Emperor Hirohito. This new biography spans Japan's sudden, violent leap out of its self-imposed isolation and into the twentieth century. Delving beyond Togo's finest hour at the Battle of Tsushima, it portrays the life of a shy Japanese sailor in Victorian England; his reluctant celebrity in America; his role in forgotten wars over the short-lived Republics of Ezo and Formosa; and the accumulation of peacetime experience that forged a wartime hero. -- from Back Cover
LC subject Tg, Heihachir, 1848-1934
Admirals -- Japan -- Biography
Japan -- History, Naval -- 1868-1945
ISBN 9781906598624 (pbk.)
1906598622 (pbk.)