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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
World War II
is a history book written by John W. Dower and published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1999.[1] The book covers the Occupation of Japan
Occupation of Japan
by the Allies between August 1945 and April 1952, delving into topics such as Douglas MacArthur's administration, the Tokyo war crimes trials and Hirohito's controversial Humanity Declaration. Described by The New York Times
The New York Times
as "magisterial and beautifully written,"[2] the book won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction,[3] the 1999 National Book Award,[4] the 2000 Bancroft Prize,[5] the 2000 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award, the Mark Lynton History
History
Prize and the 1999 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.[6]

Contents

1 Publication 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Publication[edit]

Dower, John W. Embracing defeat: Japan in the wake of World War II (2003 ed.). W.W. Norton & Co. ISBN 978-0-393-32027-5.  Total pages: 676.

See also[edit]

Empire of Japan Japanese resistance during the Shōwa period

References[edit]

^ Dower, John W. (1999). Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II. W. W. Norton & Company. pp. 676 pages. ISBN 0-393-04686-9.  ^ "This Space Occupied". The New York Times. 1999-07-04.  ^ "Pulitzer Prize Winners: General Non-Fiction" (web). pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2008-03-13.  ^ "National Book Awards – 1999" (web). National Book Foundation. 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-20.  (With acceptance speech.) ^ "The Bancroft Prizes; Previous Awards". Columbia University Libraries. Archived from the original (web) on 2007-07-14. Retrieved 2008-03-13.  ^ "1999 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners" (web). Los Angeles Times. 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 

External links[edit]

Embracing Defeat
Embracing Defeat
on Open Library
Open Library
at the Internet Archive
Internet Archive
First Chapter Interview with Dower on Embracing Defeat, Booknotes, March 26, 2000

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