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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by  John W Dower - 1st Edition - 1999 - from Marvin Minkler Modern First Editions and Biblio.co.uk

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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

by Dower, John W

Condition: As New/As New


New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1999. Book. As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in unclipped dustjacket. 676 pages with black & white photographs, notes and drawings. An outstanding book, offering the most thorough treatment in any language of Japanese politics, society, and culture in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, 1999 National Book Award, and the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. Initial small first printing, 20,000, that quickly went back to the publisher for more after winning the awards. As new copy. Unread. From my smoke-free collection. Ships in well-padded box..

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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