Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

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San Val, 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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User Review  - Scapegoats - LibraryThing

This excellent analysis of the American occupation of Japan after WWII argues that the Japan that emerged from the occupation was profoundly affected by the United States but still maintained a large ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

How did a nation which fought so ferociously in the Second World War face the specter and humiliation of defeat and occupation? Pretty well, all things considered. How to occupy a country - well. MacArthur was the right man for the job. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

John W. Dower is the author of a number of books, including " Embracing Defeat", winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and "War Without Mercy".

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