Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

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San Val, Incorporated, Apr 1, 2000 - History - 676 pages
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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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Real easy to read, informative. - Goodreads
However, it's not so scholarly as to be hard to read. - Goodreads
Magnificently researched, yet readable. - Goodreads
... dower's research was mind-blowing... - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ebonique - Goodreads

I don't really understand the point of writing a book about the occupation without acknowledging/researching why the occupation was successful. It just seemed to drone on about how the Americans were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Judith - Goodreads

This book gives a caleidoscopic and very thorough impression of Japanese society in the immediate aftermath of the war, as well as the details of the American occupation, right up to the mentality of ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

John Dower is professor of Japanese history at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He won numerous honors, including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

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