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A technohistory, outlining the history of the production of the war of the Zero fighter.

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AKIRA YOSHIMURA invented the technohistory genre which is so popular in Japan and the U.S. Born in Tokyo in 1927, he started to write while a student at Gakushuin University. He has published over 50 books, many of them technohistories. Zero Fighter was a best seller in Japan, selling over 300,000 copies.

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.,."makes a number of highly interesting points...information is woven nicely into the book, and has a great deal to say about the startling quality of Japanese wartime industry....The book is a moving picture of the patience of the Japanese in the face of adversity, but perhaps the most important, Zero Fighter is Japanese. It is not often that a Japanese book is encountered here that divulges intimate knowledge about such a fascinating subject. There is significant value in this as we enter an era in which the Japanese and American people must share and respect each other's cultural point of view."-Asian Reporter
?...makes a number of highly interesting points...information is woven nicely into the book, and has a great deal to say about the startling quality of Japanese wartime industry....The book is a moving picture of the patience of the Japanese in the face of adversity, but perhaps the most important, Zero Fighter is Japanese. It is not often that a Japanese book is encountered here that divulges intimate knowledge about such a fascinating subject. There is significant value in this as we enter an era in which the Japanese and American people must share and respect each other's cultural point of view.?-Asian Reporter
?What readers will gain is not only a historical narrative but how the Japanese view their own technical achievements and limitations....The book is a fascinating read and discusses not only a fighter that would forever be tied to the attack on Pearl Harbor but also other innovations by the Nagoya Aircraft Works.?-Great Lakes Bulletin
?Yoshimura fascinates when recounting how the U.S. ignored early warnings about the Zero from American pilot Claire Chennault, who encountered the remarkable dogfighter while flying for China. He also manages to impart suspense to the oft-told tale of Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred three years to the day before an earthquake ravaged the Nagoya Aircraft works, where the Zeros were built--an event that presages not only the end of the war but also the close of Yoshimura's knowledgeable history.?-Publishers Weekly
?Yoshimura invented technohistory as a genre. In this work he deals with the development, production, and history of the Japanese World War II fighter...for all World War II and aviation collections.?-Library Journal
"What readers will gain is not only a historical narrative but how the Japanese view their own technical achievements and limitations....The book is a fascinating read and discusses not only a fighter that would forever be tied to the attack on Pearl Harbor but also other innovations by the Nagoya Aircraft Works."-Great Lakes Bulletin
"Yoshimura fascinates when recounting how the U.S. ignored early warnings about the Zero from American pilot Claire Chennault, who encountered the remarkable dogfighter while flying for China. He also manages to impart suspense to the oft-told tale of Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred three years to the day before an earthquake ravaged the Nagoya Aircraft works, where the Zeros were built--an event that presages not only the end of the war but also the close of Yoshimura's knowledgeable history."-Publishers Weekly
"Yoshimura invented technohistory as a genre. In this work he deals with the development, production, and history of the Japanese World War II fighter...for all World War II and aviation collections."-Library Journal
..."makes a number of highly interesting points...information is woven nicely into the book, and has a great deal to say about the startling quality of Japanese wartime industry....The book is a moving picture of the patience of the Japanese in the face of adversity, but perhaps the most important, Zero Fighter is Japanese. It is not often that a Japanese book is encountered here that divulges intimate knowledge about such a fascinating subject. There is significant value in this as we enter an era in which the Japanese and American people must share and respect each other's cultural point of view."-Asian Reporter

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