East Asia: The great tradition

  title={East Asia: The great tradition},
  author={Edwin O. Reischauer and John King Fairbank},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={516 - 517}
detail. For the most part, the source material comes from the paper records of the units in battle written by combat historians who accompanied the troops. The material was then synthesized and rewritten after the war. The result, as helpful as it might be to staff officers, makes dull general reading. It is only when the authors abandon the sources of their own combat historians and rely upon Japanese sources ranging all the way from military records to personal diaries that the book both… 

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