Old Soldiers Sometimes Lie : What Happened to Hirohito's Gold
On November 14th 1947, two years after the war, General Douglas MacArthur met in private with Emperor Hirohito. They spoke for ninety minutes. To this day, there is no official record of what was discussed. Over five decades ago, MacArthur permitted General Tomayuki Yamashita to be executed for alleged war crimes. Now Yamashita's granddaughter is determined to clear his name, even if it means unravelling a web of deceit and corruption that may stretch back to the Emperor himself - and a secret pact between Hirohito and MacArthur.
- Hardback | 432 pages
- 136 x 214 x 36mm | 498.95g
- 04 Oct 2002
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
About Richard Hoyt
Richard Hoyt, a graduate of the University of Oregon, is a former fellow of the Washington Journalism Center and holds a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Hawaii. He served as U.S. army counterintelligence agent, wrote for daily newspapers in Honolulu, and was a stringer for "Newsweek "magazine. He taught journalism at the University of Maryland and at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Or. Hoyt is the author of the John Denson mysteries, the James Burlane thrillers and numerous other novels of adventure, espionage and suspense including two under the pseudonym of Nicholas van Pelt. In researching and writing in more than two dozen countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, he has ridden trains across the Soviet Union and riverboats down the Amazon. He now lives in the Philippines.