Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Aftermath of World War II By John W Dower

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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Aftermath of World War II By (author) John W Dower ISBN:9780140285512

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For the Japanese, the Second World War only really ended in 1952, when sovereignty was restored after the long American occupation. Despite a declared policy of ‘demilitarization and democratization’, General MacArthur ruled like a colonial overlord, relied on the disgraced Emperor Hirohito and the mandarin class, and soon began rearming a former enemy turned Cold War ally. John Dower explores the variety of responses to military disaster- the complex interplay between victor and vanquished; the behaviour of prostitutes, publishers, profiteers and politicians; and the first signs of the economic miracle to come. The result is a definitive account, enabling Westerners for the first time ‘to grasp the defeat and occupation as a lived Japanese experience’.

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Aftermath of World War II By (author) John W Dower ISBN:9780140285512

Winner of Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 2000

Short-listed for United States National Book Awards: Nonfiction 1999

 

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Weight 627 g
Dimensions 48 × 129 × 198 mm
About the Author

John Dower is Henry Luce Professor of International Cooperation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of JAPAN AT WAR and the National Book Critics Circle Award winner WAR WITHOUT MERCY.

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