Embracing Defeat : Japan in the Wake of World War II

Embracing Defeat : Japan in the Wake of World War II

Description

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.


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Details

Author(s)
John W. Dower
Format
Paperback | 688 pages
Dimensions
155 x 236 x 30mm | 830g
Publication date
01 Aug 2000
Publisher
WW Norton & Co
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
75 illustrations and map
ISBN10
0393320278
ISBN13
9780393320275
Bestsellers rank
79,648