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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
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Awards

Winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Non-Fiction

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most important history of the more than six years of American occupation, which affected every level of Japanese society, often in ways neither side could anticipate. Dower, whom Stephen E. Ambrose has called "America's foremost historian of the Second World War in the Pacific," gives us the rich and turbulent interplay between West and East, the victor and the vanquished, in a way never before attempted, from top-level manipulations concerning the fate of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes and fears of men and women in every walk of life. Already regarded as the benchmark in its field, Embracing Defeat is a work of colossal scholarship and history of the very first order. John W. Dower is the Elting E. Morison Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for War Without Mercy.

Review:

"Masterly....A penetrating analysis of Japan in the aftermath of defeat....A profound and moving book, the best history ever written of Japan and its relations to the United States after the Second World War." Akira Iriye, Harvard University, Boston Sunday Globe

Synopsis:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant examination of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II.

Synopsis:

A foremost historian examines Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II, giving readers the rich and turbulent interplay between West and East, the victor and the vanquished, in a way never before attempted. 75 illustrations.

About the Author

John W. Dover is the Elting E. Morison Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of the award-winning War Without Mercy, "the most important study of the Pacific War ever published." [The New Republic]

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393320275
Author:
Dower, John W.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Dower, John W.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
History
Subject:
Japan History 1945-
Subject:
World History-Japan
Copyright:
Series Volume:
vol. 26
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 illustrations and map
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 in 1.9 lb

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History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » Contemporary 1945 to Present
History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Pacific
History and Social Science » World History » Japan

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Product details 688 pages W W NORTON & CO - English 9780393320275 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Masterly....A penetrating analysis of Japan in the aftermath of defeat....A profound and moving book, the best history ever written of Japan and its relations to the United States after the Second World War."
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant examination of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II.
"Synopsis" by , A foremost historian examines Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II, giving readers the rich and turbulent interplay between West and East, the victor and the vanquished, in a way never before attempted. 75 illustrations.
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