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Khubilai Khan's Lost Fleet: History's Greatest Naval Disaster - James Delgado

London: The Bodley Head, 2009, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps [4];

From the cover: “After finally achieving what eluded even his grandfather Ghengis Khan — the conquest of China — and inheriting the world’s largest navy, Khubilai Khan turned his sights to Japan, which he attacked with an immense armada in 1274. Vastly outnumbered and facing total massacre, the Japanese prayed to their gods for survival, and the very next day Khan’s entire armada was destroyed by a ‘divine wind’ (kamikaze). When Khan tried again seven years later, with a fleet double the size of the first, the very same thing happened.

The legend of the kamikaze — revived as a Japanese national legend as they modernised and militarised, culminating in the suicide bombers of WWII — has endured for centuries.

Now, after decades of painstaking research and underwater excavation, marine archaeologist James Delgado has discovered what really happened.”

Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XI] 225 pages.
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