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EMBRACING DEFEAT: JAPAN IN THE WAKE OF WORLD WAR II by John W. Dower - Hardcover - 1999 - from Atlanta Vintage Books and Biblio.co.uk

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EMBRACING DEFEAT: JAPAN IN THE WAKE OF WORLD WAR II

by John W. Dower

Condition: Very Good Very Good Plus


New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1999. Hardcover. Very Good Very Good Plus. 6.5 x 1.9 x 9.5 inches. Pages are clean with no markings from previous owners. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean but worn along edges, spine ends and corners. Text block is soiled and foxed. Dust jacket has some slight edgewear, creases and closed tears at spine ends and corners. Dust jacket covers are lightly soiled, scuffed and rubbed. PICTURES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST.

Drawing on a vast range of sources, from manga comics to MacArthur's report to Congress, this monumental new work by America's foremost historian of modern Japan traces the impact of defeat and reconstruction on every aspect of Japan's national life. Alongside the familiar story of economic resurgence, Dower examines how the nation as a whole reacted to the contradictory experiences of humiliation at the hands of a foreign power and liberation from the demands of a suicidal nationalism. The result is a titanic history, and a landmark book.




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