Embracing Defeat

Embracing Defeat

Japan in the Wake of World War II

Book - 1999
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WW Norton
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.

Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the events that took place in Japan at the end of World War II and explores the effects they have had on the development and shaping of the Japanese society, from immediately after the war to the present day

Norton Pub
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.

Book News
Following his National Book Critics Award winning War Without Mercy on the Pacific theater, Dower (history, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) examines the immediate aftermath of World War II. He draws on a wide range of Japanese sources to illuminate how the shattering defeat and six years of US military occupation affected every level of society in ways no one anticipated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Chronicles the events that took place in Japan at the end of World War II and explores the effects they have had on the development and shaping of the Japanese society, from immediately after the war to the present day.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c1999
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ISBN: 9780393046861
0393046869
Branch Call Number: 952.04 DOW
Characteristics: 676 p. : ill. ;24 cm

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Dalex_64
Sep 30, 2017

Very revealing. Just excellent.

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May 29, 2010

The focus is on the people, their culture and how the surrender to the US changed their way of life, an interesting point is why the US did not prosecute the Emperor for war crimes although most around him were

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