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Japan in the Pacific War
On the morning of December 7, 1941, a "cloud" of Japanese fighter and bomber planes appeared on the horizon. The unsuspecting American sailors at the Pearl Harbor base had no idea that that day would be fatal for them and would mark the beginning of a titanic duel between two World War II era superpowers.
Augustin Kobayashi's work "Japan in the Pacific War" is a measured and comprehensive look at the events that shook his homeland. With objectivity and methodology, the Japanese historian highlights another interesting point of view, which does not always coincide with the view of Western historians and also introduces the reader to the way the Japanese experienced and participated in this fierce conflict...
Augustine Kobayashi was born in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan. His passion for history began when he was studying ancient Greek history as a teenager. He studied history in Britain, but as his English was limited he was forced to study British and Western European history. However, he was still interested in the eastern Mediterranean which prompted him to write his thesis on the Eastern Mediterranean campaigns of 1944-45. He subsequently undertook postgraduate research (MPhil) at the University of Leeds on British diplomacy in the 1920s, with a focus on strategic and defence issues.
While participating in a project to revise our Eurocentric view of world history (which included reconsidering the importance of the Indian Ocean as a trade route in antiquity), he "discovered" Byzantium. So he returned to London to study Byzantine history, doing related postgraduate studies at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2009. His conclusion is that in order to complete the mosaic of world history, the contribution of Byzantine culture deserves to be appreciated and studied as an important cultural centre in this corner of Eurasia. His academic and research interests focus on late Roman and Byzantine maritime history.
The publishing house "Historical Quest" publishes his books "Japan in the Pacific War" (December 2016) and "World War II in the Mediterranean" (September 2019). He participated in the collective work "Unwinding the Thread of Time", which was also published by "Historical Quest" in February 2017.
Ξεκινήσαμε τις εκδόσεις σαν hobby, το hobby χωρίς να το καταλάβουμε, από το 2008 μέχρι σήμερα, μετατράπηκε σε πάνω από 200 τίτλους και συνεχίζουμε...