The Chrysanthemum and the Sword by RUTH BENEDICT 1946 (w/Jacket!)
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture. By Ruth Benedict, HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO., BOSTON, 1946.
Genre: History / Anthropology
Book is a 1946 study of Japan by American anthropologist Ruth Benedict.
Book of important work on Japanese culture, written the year after WWII ended; this book was essentially a guide book for US occupation forces in Japan, helping US servicemen and civilians to better understand the Japanese people. Although this book was used to help shape US policy in Japan, it was not a successful book in terms of US book sales; however, it was hugely popular after being translated and sold in Japan, selling over two million copies; interestingly, the book was also popular in China in the 70's following strained relationships between the two governments.
Secure binding with a very light spine shift and clean pages. Jacket with clear protector has a large top spine corner chip and some other tears and smaller chips. Scarce.