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A curious madness : an American combat psychiatrist, a Japanese war crimes suspect, and an unsolved mystery from World War II, Eric Jaffe

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A curious madness : an American combat psychiatrist, a Japanese war crimes suspect, and an unsolved mystery from World War II
Title
A curious madness
Title remainder
an American combat psychiatrist, a Japanese war crimes suspect, and an unsolved mystery from World War II
Statement of responsibility
Eric Jaffe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of World War II, the Allied forces charged twenty-eight Japanese men with crimes against humanity. Correspondents at the Tokyo trial thought the evidence fell most heavily on ten of the accused. In December 1948, five of these defendants were hanged while four received sentences of life in prison. The tenth was a philosopher-patriot named Okawa Shumei. Among all the political and military leaders on trial, Okawa was the lone civilian. In the years leading up to World War II, he had outlined a divine mission for Japan to lead Asia against the West, prophesized a great clash with the United States, planned coups d'etat with military rebels and financed the assassination of Japan's prime minister. Okawa's guilt as a conspirator appeared straightforward. But on the first day of the Tokyo trial, he made headlines around the world by slapping star defendant and wartime prime minister Tojo Hideki on the head. Had Okawa lost his sanity? Or was he faking madness to avoid a grim punishment? A U.S. Army psychiatrist stationed in occupied Japan, Major Daniel Jaffe, was assigned to determine Okawa's ability to stand trial and thus his fate
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jaffe, Eric
Dewey number
  • 952.04092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS885.5.O44
  • DS885.5.O44
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ōkawa, Shūmei
  • Ōkawa, Shūmei
  • Jaffe, Daniel S
  • Tokyo Trial, Tokyo, Japan, 1946-1948
  • Politicians
  • Nationalists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Insanity defense
  • War crime trials
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japan
Label
A curious madness : an American combat psychiatrist, a Japanese war crimes suspect, and an unsolved mystery from World War II, Eric Jaffe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The slap heard round the world -- A young philosopher-patriot -- The house on Lyme Avenue -- Heavenly mission -- Loose ends -- Showa restoration -- The making of a combat psychiatrist -- A war for Asian liberation -- Breakdown -- Unconsciously conscious -- Judgment -- The ghosts of East and West
Control code
sky258191737
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 304 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781451612059
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2013040208
Other physical details
ill.
Label
A curious madness : an American combat psychiatrist, a Japanese war crimes suspect, and an unsolved mystery from World War II, Eric Jaffe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The slap heard round the world -- A young philosopher-patriot -- The house on Lyme Avenue -- Heavenly mission -- Loose ends -- Showa restoration -- The making of a combat psychiatrist -- A war for Asian liberation -- Breakdown -- Unconsciously conscious -- Judgment -- The ghosts of East and West
Control code
sky258191737
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 304 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781451612059
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2013040208
Other physical details
ill.

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