Andrew Gordon is Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History at Harvard University.
"This is THE textbook on modern Japanese history: it covers all the important events and developments in Japan's modern history. The book is well written and clearly organized, making the complexities of Japan's modern history accessible to students and general readers."--Max Ward, Middlebury College
"Beautifully written and argued by one of the eminent minds and stylists in the field. Gordon convincingly situates Japan on the stage of international history as a nation whose past must be understood to comprehend the history of the modern world."--Noell Wilson, University of Mississippi
"A Modern History of Japan is the best all-around textbook for modern Japanese history on the market."--Michael H. Chiang, Regis University