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New Zealand author James MacKay
shamelessly exploited the trust of a
dead man's family (James Gowing Godwin)
to write this historically inaccurate book.
MacKay chose to rapidly forge many
highly-inflammatory claims concerning
genuine historical figures, from General
Douglas MacArthur to the Japanese Emperor.
These wild claims were woven-in with some
of Godwin's work notes and MacKay then
presented this assemblage as Godwin's own
first-hand observations.
While the book refers to real people
around 50% of the text is fiction. Untruths,
wild exaggerations and unhistorical
modern perspectives have been woven
into the fabric of authentic historical
documents. Essentially, MacKay trashed
Captain Godwin's reputation and ripped
off the book-buying public, not to mention
his own publishing associates. MacKay was
only fully bought to account when a history
paper, "MacKay's Betrayal" was published.

By James MacKay.
Published by Tasman Books. Auckland.
Cardcover. 271 pages.
Illustrated in black and white.
The book is in overall good condition.

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  • Seller location: Porirua, Wellington, NZ

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