By John W. Dower
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 nationwide publication Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim publication Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's great exam of Japan within the speedy, shattering aftermath of global warfare II.
Drawing on an enormous diversity of eastern resources and illustrated with dozens of astounding documentary pictures, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most crucial heritage of the greater than six years of yank career, which affected each point of jap society, usually in methods neither facet may well count on. Dower, whom Stephen E. Ambrose has known as "America's preferable historian of the second one international battle within the Pacific," provides us the wealthy and turbulent interaction among West and East, the victor and the vanquished, in a manner by no means sooner than tried, from top-level manipulations in regards to the destiny of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes and fears of guys and girls in each stroll of lifestyles. Already considered as the benchmark in its box, Embracing Defeat is a piece of significant scholarship and historical past of the first actual order. John W. Dower is the Elting E. Morison Professor of historical past on the Massachusetts Institute of expertise. he's a winner of the nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award for War with no Mercy. seventy five illustrations and map