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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
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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Miller, Edward S
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
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 (p. 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.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Trading with the Enemy.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • 1930s: Financial Power Slumbering.
  • p. 7
  • 3.
  • Hanging by a Silken Thread.
  • p. 18
  • 4.
  • Japan's Failed Quest for Dollars through Manufacturing.
  • p. 31
  • 5.
  • Anticipating Japan's Bankruptcy, 1937-1940.
  • p. 48
  • 6.
  • Birth of an Embargo Strategy: The Alternative to Bankrupting Japan.
  • p. 75
  • 7.
  • Export Controls, 1940 to Mid-1941.
  • p. 84
  • 8.
  • Japanese Financial Fraud in New York.
  • p. 98
  • 9.
  • Aborted Financial Freeze, Early 1941.
  • p. 108
  • 10.
  • Japan's Vulnerability in Strategic Resources.
  • p. 116
  • 11.
  • Vulnerability of the Japanese Economy and People.
  • p. 134
  • 12.
  • Vulnerability of Japanese Exports to the United States.
  • p. 148
  • 13.
  • Vulnerability of Japan in Petroleum.
  • p. 157
  • 14.
  • Momentum for the Financial Freeze, May-July 1941.
  • p. 168
  • 15.
  • Fictitious U.S. Oil Shortage.
  • p. 181
  • 16.
  • Freeze: The Crucial Month of August 1941.
  • p. 191
  • 17.
  • Barter and Bankruptcy.
  • p. 205
  • 18.
  • Calamity: The Economy under Siege.
  • p. 220
  • 19.
  • Futility: The Final Negotiations.
  • p. 236
  • Epilogue: Bankruptcy and War Crimes.
  • p. 241
  • App. 1.
  • U.S. Oil Shortage that Never Was.
  • p. 245
  • App. 2.
  • Details of the OSS/State Department Study of Japanese Foreign Trade and Finance.
  • p. 249
Control code
ocn123391081
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 323 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9781591145202
Lccn
2007016455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Bankrupting the enemy : the U.S. financial siege of Japan before Pearl Harbor, Edward S. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Trading with the Enemy.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • 1930s: Financial Power Slumbering.
  • p. 7
  • 3.
  • Hanging by a Silken Thread.
  • p. 18
  • 4.
  • Japan's Failed Quest for Dollars through Manufacturing.
  • p. 31
  • 5.
  • Anticipating Japan's Bankruptcy, 1937-1940.
  • p. 48
  • 6.
  • Birth of an Embargo Strategy: The Alternative to Bankrupting Japan.
  • p. 75
  • 7.
  • Export Controls, 1940 to Mid-1941.
  • p. 84
  • 8.
  • Japanese Financial Fraud in New York.
  • p. 98
  • 9.
  • Aborted Financial Freeze, Early 1941.
  • p. 108
  • 10.
  • Japan's Vulnerability in Strategic Resources.
  • p. 116
  • 11.
  • Vulnerability of the Japanese Economy and People.
  • p. 134
  • 12.
  • Vulnerability of Japanese Exports to the United States.
  • p. 148
  • 13.
  • Vulnerability of Japan in Petroleum.
  • p. 157
  • 14.
  • Momentum for the Financial Freeze, May-July 1941.
  • p. 168
  • 15.
  • Fictitious U.S. Oil Shortage.
  • p. 181
  • 16.
  • Freeze: The Crucial Month of August 1941.
  • p. 191
  • 17.
  • Barter and Bankruptcy.
  • p. 205
  • 18.
  • Calamity: The Economy under Siege.
  • p. 220
  • 19.
  • Futility: The Final Negotiations.
  • p. 236
  • Epilogue: Bankruptcy and War Crimes.
  • p. 241
  • App. 1.
  • U.S. Oil Shortage that Never Was.
  • p. 245
  • App. 2.
  • Details of the OSS/State Department Study of Japanese Foreign Trade and Finance.
  • p. 249
Control code
ocn123391081
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 323 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9781591145202
Lccn
2007016455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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