The Reading List

November 2018: The Knights of Bushido by Lord Russell of Liverpool

The first time I read this book, I think I was in high school, it affected me greatly. The fact that my own grandfather had served in the Pacific and had fought this culture made it very personal. Lord Russell was heavily involved in the prosecution of war criminals during the IMT trials in the late 40’s and his dispassionate recounting of the brutality of the Japanese in this volume is pretty bloody horrific.