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With Japan's Leaders
With Japan's Leaders
By Frederick Moore
Scribner, 1942, 365 pp

Mr. Moore, after serving as a newspaperman in various parts of the world, became adviser of the Japanese Foreign Ministry in 1921, and remained in that position during most of the period thereafter, notably from 1934 to December 1941. During all these years he strove to interpret American policy to his employers in the hope that he could thereby prevent a conflict between the two countries. His close association with Japanese leaders enables him to throw a great deal of light on Japanese policy on the eve of her attack on the United States. Though Mr. Moore did not invariably show foresight justified by events, his book will undoubtedly become one of the important sources for our knowledge of the immediate origins of the war in the Pacific.