The Resource Battleship Yamato : of war, beauty and irony, Jan Morris

Battleship Yamato : of war, beauty and irony, Jan Morris

Label
Battleship Yamato : of war, beauty and irony
Title
Battleship Yamato
Title remainder
of war, beauty and irony
Statement of responsibility
Jan Morris
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An extraordinary--and strikingly illustrated--reflection on the meaning of war from one of our greatest living writers. The battleship Yamato, of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was the most powerful warship of World War II and represented the climax, as it were, of the Japanese warrior traditions of the samurai--the ideals of honor, discipline, and self-sacrifice that had immemorially ennobled the Japanese national consciousness. Stoically poised for battle in the spring of 1945--when even Japan's last desperate technique of arms, the kamikaze, was running short--Yamato arose as the last magnificent arrow in the imperial quiver of Emperor Hirohito. Here, Jan Morris not only tells the dramatic story of the magnificent ship itself--from secret wartime launch to futile sacrifice at Okinawa--but, more fundamentally, interprets the ship as an allegorical figure of war itself, in its splendor and its squalor, its heroism and its waste. Drawing on rich naval history and rhapsodic metaphors from international music and art, Battleship Yamato is a work of grand ironic elegy."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Jan
Dewey number
940.54/5952
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D777.5.Y33
LC item number
M67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yamato (Battleship)
  • Yamato (Battleship)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military operations, Naval
  • HISTORY / Military / Naval
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
Label
Battleship Yamato : of war, beauty and irony, Jan Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Tiger on a leash -- Line of succession -- For the next day's war -- Halfway there -- Beyond Armageddon -- Valedictory -- Thanks
Dimensions
14 x 20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9781631493423
Lccn
2017035438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971351901
  • 847748
  • (OCoLC)ocn971351901
  • 847748
Label
Battleship Yamato : of war, beauty and irony, Jan Morris
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Tiger on a leash -- Line of succession -- For the next day's war -- Halfway there -- Beyond Armageddon -- Valedictory -- Thanks
Dimensions
14 x 20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9781631493423
Lccn
2017035438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971351901
  • 847748
  • (OCoLC)ocn971351901
  • 847748

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