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The Resource Bankrupting the enemy : the U.S. financial siege of Japan before Pearl Harbor, Edward S. Miller

Bankrupting the enemy : the U.S. financial siege of Japan before Pearl Harbor, Edward S. Miller

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Bankrupting the enemy : the U.S. financial siege of Japan before Pearl Harbor
Title
Bankrupting the enemy
Title remainder
the U.S. financial siege of Japan before Pearl Harbor
Statement of responsibility
Edward S. Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Award-winning author Edward S. Miller contends that the United States forced Japan into international bankruptcy to deter its aggression. While researching newly declassified records, the retired chief financial executive of a Fortune 500 resources corporation uncovered just how much money mattered. The Japanese government had a huge cache of dollars fraudulently hidden in New York that, once discovered, it scrambled to extract. But in July 1941, President Roosevelt froze the money in an effort to "bring Japan to its senses, not its knees." His intentions were thwarted, however, by opportunistic bureaucrats who maneuvered to deny Japan the dollars needed to buy oil and other resources for its economic survival. Miller's analysis of prewar documents, including a massive OSS-State Department study, clearly demonstrates that the deprivations facing the Japanese people as a result of the freeze buttressed Japan's choice of war at Pearl Harbor."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Edward S
Dewey number
940.53/113
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HF1602.15.U6
LC item number
M55 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic sanctions, American
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Japan
Label
Bankrupting the enemy : the U.S. financial siege of Japan before Pearl Harbor, Edward S. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: bankruptcy -- Trading with the enemy -- The 1930s: financial power slumbering -- Hanging by a silken thread -- Japan's failed quest for dollars through manufacturing -- Anticipating Japan's bankruptcy, 1937-1940 -- Birth of an embargo strategy: the alternative to bankrupting Japan -- Export controls, 1940 to mid-1941 -- The Japanese financial fraud in New York -- An aborted financial freeze, early 1941 -- Japan's vulnerability in strategic resources -- The vulnerability of the Japanese economy and people -- The vulnerability of Japanese exports to the United States -- The vulnerability of Japan in petroleum -- Momentum for the financial freeze, May-July 1941 -- The fictitious U.S. oil shortage -- Freeze: the crucial month of August 1941 -- Barter and bankruptcy -- Calamity: the economy under siege -- Futility: the final negotiations -- Epilogue: bankruptcy and war crimes
Control code
123391081
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 323 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591145202
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007016455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)123391081
Label
Bankrupting the enemy : the U.S. financial siege of Japan before Pearl Harbor, Edward S. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: bankruptcy -- Trading with the enemy -- The 1930s: financial power slumbering -- Hanging by a silken thread -- Japan's failed quest for dollars through manufacturing -- Anticipating Japan's bankruptcy, 1937-1940 -- Birth of an embargo strategy: the alternative to bankrupting Japan -- Export controls, 1940 to mid-1941 -- The Japanese financial fraud in New York -- An aborted financial freeze, early 1941 -- Japan's vulnerability in strategic resources -- The vulnerability of the Japanese economy and people -- The vulnerability of Japanese exports to the United States -- The vulnerability of Japan in petroleum -- Momentum for the financial freeze, May-July 1941 -- The fictitious U.S. oil shortage -- Freeze: the crucial month of August 1941 -- Barter and bankruptcy -- Calamity: the economy under siege -- Futility: the final negotiations -- Epilogue: bankruptcy and war crimes
Control code
123391081
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 323 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591145202
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007016455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)123391081

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