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Nomonhan: Japan Against Russia, 1939 by Alvin D. Coox
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This is undoubtedly the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the little known conflict between Japan and the Soviet Union at Khalkhin Gol (Nomonhan) in 1939. In contrast with the other currently available work on this subject, Alvin Coox (1926-1999) provides an objective and dispassionate account of the conflict with human portrayals without recourse to tired clichés and stock stereotypes that so frequently populate the works dealing with the Japanese military.

More significantly his narrative of the events provides a valuable insight into the mindset of the Japanese military at all levels on the eve of World War II. Coox contends that the Japanese defeat at… Read more

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