Top 10 Must Read Historical Japan Best Selling Books

10 Best Sellers in Historical Japan Books You Must Read

Here you will find ten of the best Historical Japan Novels in the world, based on experience, user review and volume of sales. Having explored, read or at the very least skimmed the books I bring you the best 10 Historical Japan that are worth your time and energy to read.

The following Historical Japan books were chosen after much debate, each one offers a value and a insight and one is not necessarily better than the other, however for this article we must choose. Humans have such vast experiences and I hope these 10 books will enhance your world and understanding. This post contains some affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you.

The Accidental President

Author: A J Baime

The Accidental President

Headline: With the world still caught up in the inferno of the Second World War, Truman found himself playing the roles of both judge and jury during the founding of the UN, the Potsdam Conference, the Manhattan Project, the German surrender, the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the decision to drop the Bomb and bring the war to the end.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0711H3LW9

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Transworld Digital (February 8, 2018)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 370 pages

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Unknown Valor

Author: Martha MacCallum

Unknown Valor

Headline: A Story of Family, Courage, and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07S9S3DB1

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper; Reprint edition (February 25, 2020)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages

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Truman

Author: David McCullough

Truman

Headline: The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000FC0VVQ

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (August 20, 2003)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 1120 pages

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Rising Son

Author: Sandra Vea

Rising Son

Headline: A US Soldier’s Secret and Heroic Role in World War II

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07CWFH42J

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sasquatch Books (February 12, 2019)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 321 pages

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Obachan

Author: Tani Hanes

Obachan

Headline: A Young Girl’s Struggle for Freedom in Twentieth-Century Japan

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08BJQ34PZ

Publication‏ : ‎ June 19, 2020

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 161 pages

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The Good War

Author: Studs Terkel

The Good War

Headline: An Oral History of World War II

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ The New Press; Reprint edition (January 1, 1997)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 608 pages

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The Last Fighter Pilot

Author: Don Brown

The Last Fighter Pilot

Headline: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B06X3T8WGV

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Regnery History; Illustrated edition (July 31, 2017)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 248 pages

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African Samurai

Author: Geoffrey Girard

African Samurai

Headline: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hanover Square Press; Reissue edition (February 2, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 480 pages

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American Guerrilla

Author: Mike Guardia

American Guerrilla

Headline: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann—the Man Who Escaped from Bataan, Raised a Filipino Army against the Japanese, and Became the True “Father” of Army Special Forces

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0169GGSD6

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Casemate Publishers; Reprint edition (November 24, 2015)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 187 pages

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The Forgotten Highlander

Author: Alistair Urquhart

The Forgotten Highlander

Headline: An Incredible WWII Story of Survival in the Pacific

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Skyhorse; 1st edition (November 1, 2011)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages

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Top 10 Historical Japan Novels in the World

Hope this list is helpful and look forward to hearing from you about alternate Historical Japan books that you have enjoyed and other may also. 

How to Choose the Right Historical Japan Books for You

  • Read what you like and own your choices.
  • Find books in the preview that are paced right for you.
  • Pick the right genre
  • Does the cover art appeal to you? Yes I know what they say but sod that.
  • Ask yourself and the universe what you need right now.
  • Have Fun

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