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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II (1999)

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
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Year: 1999
Pages: 676
Binding Hardcover

Product Code: 0756768403

by John W. Dower (au)
Discusses the immediate aftermath of WW2. Illuminates how shattering defeat followed by over 6 years of American military occupation affected every level of Japanese society in ways that neither the victor nor the vanquished could anticipate. Vividly portrays the countless ways in which 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. A fascinating portrait of an extraordinary moment in history, when new values warred with old and early ideals of demilitarization and radical reform were soon challenged by the United States's decision to incorp. Japan into the Cold War Pax Americana. National Book Award Winner. Photos. (1999)

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