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Dower, John W.

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Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II by John W Dower( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 3,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is history of the more than six years of American occupation which affected every level of Japanese society, often in ways neither side could anticipate. Dower gives us the rich and turbulent interplay between West and East, the victor and the vanquished, from top-level manipulations concerning the fate of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes and fears of men and women in every walk of life
War without mercy : race and power in the Pacific war by John W Dower( Book )

50 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the "Race" war fought in the Pacific during WW II and examines the propaganda which contributed to a war without mercy
Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq by John W Dower( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking comparative study of the dynamics and pathologies of war in modern times. Over recent decades, Pulitzer-winning historian John W. Dower has addressed the roots and consequences of war from multiple perspectives. Here he examines the cultures of war revealed by four powerful events--Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, and the invasion of Iraq in the name of a war on terror. The list of issues examined and themes explored is wide-ranging: failures of intelligence and imagination, wars of choice and "strategic imbecilities," faith-based secular thinking as well as more overtly holy wars, the targeting of noncombatants, and the almost irresistible logic--and allure--of mass destruction. Dower also sets the U.S. occupations of Japan and Iraq side by side in strikingly original ways. He offers comparative insights into individual and institutional behavior and pathologies that transcend "cultures" in the more traditional sense, and that ultimately go beyond war-making alone.--From publisher description
Japanese history and culture from ancient to modern times : seven basic bibliographies by John W Dower( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of the modern Japanese state : selected writings of E.H. Norman by E. Herbert Norman( Book )

18 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace with China? U.S. decisions for Asia( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains mainly discussions from a conference held at the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1970
Empire and aftermath : Yoshida Shigeru and the Japanese experience, 1878-1954 by John W Dower( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside GHQ : the Allied occupation of Japan and its legacy by Eiji Takemae( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan's success in charting a new course in the years following World War II stems from the reforming impetus of General Headquarters/Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (GHQ/SCAP), headquarters of the American-led allied occupation that indirectly governed Japan for nearly seven years following World War II. Inside GHQ is the story of the reforms of the Occupation period and of the remarkable men and women, Japanese and American, who implemented them. Eiji Takemae introduces a wealth of new material on the wartime origins of Occupation policies, the British Commonwealth Force, the Kurils, Okinawa, the Korean minority, A-bomb survivors, war crimes, the Constitution, education, and health and welfare. This book is the definitive account of the occupation--its strengths, shortcomings, and failures--and provides insight into the state of contemporary Japan
Japan in war and peace : selected essays by John W Dower( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dower's thesis is that many of the institutions that have helped make modern Japan a leading economic power have their roots in the militarization of the 1930s rather than the post-Occupation period
The elements of Japanese design; a handbook of family crests, heraldry & symbolism by John W Dower( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and German and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wearing propaganda : textiles on the home front in Japan, Britain, and the United States, 1931-1945( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Protest fashion ... dramatic fashion and textile designs served as patriotic propaganda for the Japanese, British, and Americans during the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945) ... presents hundreds of examples of how fashion was employed by commercial interests on all sides of the conflict to boost morale and fan patriotism ... documents the development of the role of fashion as propaganda"--Dustjacket
Ways of forgetting, ways of remembering : Japan in the modern world by John W Dower( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profound look at American and Japanese perceptions--past and present--of key moments in their shared history. An incisive investigation of the problems of public history and its role in a modern democracy, these essays are essential reading for anyone interested in postwar U.S.-Japan relations, as well as the broader discipline of history
Shomei Tomatsu : skin of the nation by Leo Rubinfien( Book )

15 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retrospective on the career of Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu, whose work has chronicled the changing face of Japan from the 1950s until the present. Included are essays on all aspects of the life & career of the artist, as well as excerpts from Tomatsu's own writings
A Century of Japanese photography by Nihon Shashinka Kyōkai( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and German and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hiroshima murals : the art of Iri Maruki and Toshi Maruki by John W Dower( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brittle decade : visualizing Japan in the 1930s by John W Dower( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernity took many forms in 1930s Japan, but in the tumultuous years before militarism pushed the country toward global aggression, it was most visibly associated with a glittering consumer culture. Inundated with western jazz-age trends and new technologies, Japan's big cities, especially Tokyo, offered the most enticing attractions to a newly liberated generation: bustling streets of department stores, cafés and teahouses, movie theaters and ballroom dance halls. Modern architecture, industrial design and fashion overshadowed traditional arts as Japan strove to take its place in a cosmopolitan world. The Brittle Years examines the different ways in which designers and artists visualized what it meant to be modern in Japan in the years leading up to World War II. Its 160 full-color illustrations of paintings, textiles and graphic arts are astonishing not only for their great visual impact but also for the insight they provide into a rapidly transforming nation. Among the more surprising images are kimonos bearing patterns of tanks or futuristic cityscapes, paintings of fashionable Japanese women with bobbed hair in western dress and handbills of factory and agricultural workers joined in solidarity. Essays by leading experts on Japanese art and history, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning author John W. Dower, elucidate the many tensions within Japanese society and show how and why such images of power, progress, and beauty helped the nation celebrate and divert modernity to new purposes during these brittle years
A letter from Japan : the photographs of John Swope by Carolyn Peter( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearl Harbor : 75 years later : a day of infamy and its legacy( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Empire stunned the world with a surprise attack on the United States Navel Base at Pearl Harbor. The courage and glory, the infamy and scandal, make that day one of the most important moments in American history. Here is that electrifying story, told in words and photographs, many of the pictures rare, others published here for the very first time. The fascinating saga that is Pearl Harbor begins before the attack, in Europe, Japan and behind the scenes in the U.S. We meet a desperate Churchill, an inspired Yamamoto, a determined Roosevelt. Then the attack itself is memorably presented in all its unparalleled fury. Japan had hoped to cripple an enemy. In the end, it awakened a sleeping giant."
Hiroshima diary : the journal of a Japanese physician, August 6- September 30, 1945 by Michihiko Hachiya( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late Dr. Michihiko Hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Despite his enormous responsibilities in the appalling chaos of a devastated city, he found time to record the story daily, with compassion and tenderness. His compelling diary was originally published by the UNC Press in 1955, with the help of Dr. Warner Wells of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who was a surgical consultant to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission and who became a friend of Dr. Hachiya. In a new foreword, John Dower reflects on the enduring importance of the diary fifty years after the bombing
The violent American century : war and terror since World War II by John W Dower( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Violent American Century' addresses the U.S.-led transformations in war conduct and strategizing that followed 1945. World War II marked the apogee of industrialized 'total war.' Great powers savaged one another. Hostilities engulfed the globe. Mobilization extended to virtually every sector of every nation. Air war, including the terror bombing of civilians, emerged as a central strategy of the victorious Anglo-American powers. The devastation was catastrophic almost everywhere, with the notable exception of the United States, which exited the strife unscathed and unmatched in power and influence. The death toll of fighting forces plus civilians worldwide was staggering. 'The Violent American Century' addresses the U.S.-led transformations in war conduct and strategizing that followed 1945--beginning with brutal localized hostilities, proxy wars, and the nuclear terror of the Cold War, and ending with the asymmetrical conflicts of the present day. The military playbook now meshes brute force with a focus on non-state terrorism, counterinsurgency, clandestine operations, a vast web of overseas American military bases, and--most touted of all--a revolutionary new era of computerized 'precision' warfare. By contrast to World War II, postwar death and destruction has been comparatively small. By any other measure, it has been appalling--and shows no sign of abating. The winner of numerous national prizes for his historical writings, including the Pulitzer and the National Book Award, Dower draws heavily on hard data and internal U.S. planning and pronouncements in this concise analysis of war and terror in our time. In doing so, he places U.S. policy and practice firmly within the broader context of global mayhem, havoc, and slaughter since World War II--always with bottom-line attentiveness to the human costs of this legacy of unceasing violence"--Publisher's description
 
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Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II
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Dower, J. W.

Dower, J. W. 1938-

Dower, John

Dower, John 1938-

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John W. Dower US-amerikanischer Historiker

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War without mercy : race and power in the Pacific warCultures of war : Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, IraqJapanese history and culture from ancient to modern times : seven basic bibliographiesEmpire and aftermath : Yoshida Shigeru and the Japanese experience, 1878-1954Inside GHQ : the Allied occupation of Japan and its legacyJapan in war and peace : selected essaysThe elements of Japanese design; a handbook of family crests, heraldry & symbolismWearing propaganda : textiles on the home front in Japan, Britain, and the United States, 1931-1945