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The Yamato Dynasty: The Secret History of Japan's Imperial Family

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InThe Yamato Dynasty, Sterling Seagrave, who divulged the secrets of Mao Tse-tung and the ruthlessness of Chiang Kai-shek in theNew York TimesbestsellerThe Soong Dynasty, and his wife and longtime collaborator, Peggy, present the controversial, never-before-told history of the worlds longest-reigning dynastythe Japanese imperial familyfrom its nineteenth-century origins through today. In the first collective biography of both the men and women of the Yamato Dynasty, the Seagraves take a controversial, comprehensive look at a family history that crosses two world wars, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the American occupation of Japan, and Japans subsequent phoenix-like rise from the ashes of the Second World War.The Yamato Dynastytells the story of the powerful men who have stood behind the screenthe shoguns and financiers controlling the throne from the shadowstaking readers behind the walls of privilege and tradition and revealing, in uncompromising detail, the true nature of a dynasty shrouded in myth and legend
Product Details

Author: Peggy Seagrave, Sterling Seagrave

Language: English


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Crown

Release Date: 2001-08-14

Pages: 424

ISBN: 0767904974

ISBN13: 9780767904971