Embracing defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
In this illuminating study, Dower explores the ways in which the shattering defeat of the Japanese in World War II, followed by over six years of American military occupation, affected every level of Japanese society. He describes the countless ways in which the Japanese met the challenge of "starting over"-from top-level manipulations concerning the fate of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes, fears, and activities of ordinary men and women in every walk of life. He shows us the intense and turbulent interplay of conqueror and conquered, West and East, in a way no Western historian has done before.
This is a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary moment in history, when new values warred with the old, and early ideals of demilitarization and radical reform were soon challenged by the United States' decision to incorporate Japan in the Cold War Pax Americana.
Level 13.6, 47 Points
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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.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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|record_details||ils:CARL0000112157|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|W.W. Norton & Co./New Press,|c1999.|676 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm., overdrive:57a80409-0705-4d89-96a7-747f1dacad18|eBook|eBook||English|W. W. Norton & Company|2000||
|subject_facet||Japan -- History -- 1945-, National Book Award -- 1999, Pulitzer Prize -- 2000|
|title_display||Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II|
|title_full||Embracing Defeat Japan in the Wake of World War II, Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II / John W. Dower|
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|title_sub||Japan in the Wake of World War II|
|topic_facet||History, Military, National Book Award, Nonfiction, Pulitzer Prize|