The Problem of the Pacific in the Twentieth Century – General N. Golovin (1922) (1st ed)


The Problem of the Pacific in the Twentieth Century – General N. Golovin (1922) (1st ed)


Title: The Problem of the Pacific in the Twentieth Century

Author: General N. Golovin, Admiral A. D. Bubnov, C Nabokoff (trans.), Harold Williams (intro)

Publisher: Gyldendal, London, 1922. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Slight foxing, slight rubbing to covers, hinge slightly cracked. With maps and routes. 256pp., app 9″ by 6″.

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  1. The Routes of Japanese Settlers
  2. The Economic Condition of Present-Day Japan
  3. The Political Aspect of Modern Japan
  4. Japan’s Policy in Korea
  5. Japan’s Policy in China
  6. The Future Conflict in the Pacific
  7. The Naval Forces of the United States and of Japan in the Pacific
  8. The Strategical Conditions of Naval Warfare in the Pacific
  9. The Strategical Conditions of War between the US and Japan in the Western Pacific
  10. The Military Significance of Political Groups in the Pacific
  11. The Bearing of Russia and of her Far Eastern Dominions upon the Problem of the Pacific
  12. The Washington Conference

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Nikolai Nikolayevich Golovin (4 December 1875, – 10 January 1944) was a Imperial Russian general and military historian.

Since 1908 Golovin was professor of tactics at General Staff Academy.

At the beginning of the First World War Golovin commanded Grodno Hussar regiment. Later he was transferred to staff of the general Lechitsky 9th Army as Quartermaster-General (Director of operations), and in 1916 as Chief of Staff of 7th Army. In 1917 he was Chief of Staff of Romanian Front.

After the Russian Revolution and break-up of the army he retired to Odessa where he lived in obscurity until the victory of the Allies and opening of the Black Sea allowed him to come to Western Europe.

In autumn 1919 he travelled from Paris through Vladivostok to Siberia to join admiral Kolchak’s anti-bolshevik “white” forces. It was assumed that Golovin would be the Chief of Staff of Kolchak’s army. But when he arrived at Omsk, Kolchak’s army was already retreating in disarray. Golovin decided that the situation was hopeless and did not take command, returning to Vladivostok and Europe.

While living as an emigre in Paris he authored numerous books and articles on military theory and military history. He collected documents on Russian history for the Hoover library. Golovin’s personal collection of documents was also deposited in Hoover Institution archive.