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The Emperor S Pearl

Author : Robert van Gulik
ISBN : 9780226849072
Genre : Fiction
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It all begins on the night of the Poo-yang dragonboat races in 699 A.D.: a drummer in the leading boat collapses, and the body of a beautiful young woman turns up in a deserted country mansion. There, Judge Dee—tribunal magistrate, inquisitor, and public avenger—steps in to investigate the murders and return order to the Tang Dynasty. In The Emperor’s Pearl, the judge discovers that these two deaths are connected by an ancient tragedy involving a near-legendary treasure stolen from the Imperial Harem one hundred years earlier. The terrifying figure of the White Lady, a river goddess enshrined on a bloodstained altar, looms in the background of the investigation. Clues are few and elusive, but under the expert hand of Robert van Gulik, this mythic jigsaw puzzle assembles itself into a taut mystery. “If you have not yet discovered Judge Dee and his faithful Sgt. Hoong, I envy you that initial pleasure which comes from the discovery of a great detective story. For the magistrate of Poo-yang belongs in that select group of fictional detectives headed by the renowned Sherlock Holmes.”—Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times “The title of this book and the book itself have much in common. Each is a jewel, a rare and precious find.”—Atlanta Times

The Emperor S Pearl

Author : Robert Hans van Gulik
ISBN : LCCN:64020052
Genre : China
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All The Emperor S Men

Author : Hiroshi Tasogawa
ISBN : 9781480329737
Genre : Music
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ALL THE EMPEROR'S MEN: KUROSAWA'S PEARL HARBOR

The Magic Background Of Pearl Harbor

Author : United States. Department of Defense
ISBN : UOM:39015019180218
Genre : Japan
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The Emperor S Codes

Author : Michael Smith
ISBN : 9781849546249
Genre : Political Science
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The extraordinary wartime exploits of the British codebreakers based at Bletchley Park continue to fascinate and amaze. In The Emperor's Codes Michael Smith tells the story of how Japan's wartime codes were broken, and the consequences for the Second World War. He describes how the Japanese ciphers were broken and the effect on the lives of the codebreakers themselves. Using material from recently declassified British files, privileged access to Australian secret official histories and interviews with British, American and Australian codebreakers, this is the first full account of the critical role played by Bletchley Park and its main outposts around the world.

The Emperor S New Clothes

Author : Belinda Gallagher
ISBN : 9781848108196
Genre : Children's stories, English
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Simply retold and wonderfully illustrated, this series brings together charming tales that children will enjoy. Each story takes approximately 10 minutes to read.

Memoirs Of The Emperor Jahangueir Written By Himself

Author : Jahāngīr (empereur d'Hindoustan.)
ISBN : BCUL:1092471675
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Memoirs Of The Emperor Jahangueir Written By Himself And Transl From A Persian Manuscript By David Price

Author : 'Abu-l-Muzaffar Nur-aldin Muhammad Jihangir
ISBN : ONB:+Z182667706
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Author : 和子·小泉
ISBN : 087011722X
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Focusing on the furniture of the Edo and early Meiji periods, this text lookst the history, aesthetics and techniques of hand-worked traditional Japaneseurniture.

Between Incompetence And Culpability

Author : Seishirō Sugihara
ISBN : 0761807780
Genre : History
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This study of the Pearl Harbor attack clarifies the debate in two important ways: first, it definitively exposes who delayed Japan's notice of war to the United States, a serious blunder which stigmatized Japan for launching a premeditated "sneak attack", and second, it examines how the Foreign Ministry has dealt with this blunder from the immediate postwar period to the present. Sugihara's aim in both instances is to reevaluate just how costly this error by the Foreign Ministry has been for Japan, and to show how its cover-up and mishandling have distorted postwar Japanese diplomacy.Sugihara demonstrates how the protracted cover-up of the bungled war notice to the United States has severely distorted the way Japan understands its recent past. Deeply concerned with the Ministry's continuing lack of apology to the United States (and the Japanese public) for causing the "sneak attack", he presents its misguided handling of several war-related issues, such as its role in the portrayal of the Nanking Incident in high school textbooks, and its treatment of ministerial visits to Yasukuni Shrine. While due credit is given for the Ministry's overdue attempt in November 1994 to address this shameful episode, the author suggests future directions for Japanese diplomacy and delivers a strong moral message about diplomacy and justice.Significantly, Sugihara's is the only extensive analysis in English that exploits newly-declassified documents concerning the suppressed 1946 internal Foreign Ministry investigation of the blunder. Under mounting public pressure, the Ministry in November 1994 made these materials public, and they reveal for the first time precisely when Ministry officials determined whose negligence had caused the delay at Japan's Washington embassy. Critically, the author shows that the ultimate blame for the drawn-out concealment of these documents lies with former prime minister Shigeru Yoshida, whose shameless protection of Katsuzo Okumura and Sadao Iguchi, the embassy officials responsible for

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