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Embracing Defeat : Japan in the Wake of World War II by  John W Dower - Hardcover - Later Printing - 1999 - from DBookmahn's Used and Rare Military Books and Biblio.co.uk

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Embracing Defeat : Japan in the Wake of World War II

by Dower, John W

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


New York, NY, U.S.A.: W. W. Norton & Company, 1999. Book has 676 pages with a few illustrations. Light wear to edge of dj. Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources, this new study illuminates how shattering defeat followed by six years of American military occupation affected every level of Japanese society in ways that neither the victor nor the vanquished could anticipate. . Later Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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