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Dower, John W.

Overview
Works: 95 works in 348 publications in 1 language and 15,182 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Conference proceedings  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Personal narratives‡vJapanese 
Roles: Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Translator, Adapter, Contributor
Classifications: DS889, 952.04
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Most widely held works by John W Dower
Embracing defeat : Japan in the wake of World War II by John W Dower ( Book )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses how the defeat and American military occupation of Japan after World War II affected each level of Japanese society
War without mercy : race and power in the Pacific war by John W Dower ( Book )
37 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the "Race" war fought in the Pacific during W.W. 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 1,615 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 )
29 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japan in war and peace : selected essays by John W Dower ( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 783 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
Peace with China? U.S. decisions for Asia ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains mainly discussions from a conference held at the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1970
Origins of the modern Japanese state : selected writings of E.H. Norman by E. Herbert Norman ( Book )
12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 756 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 689 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
Empire and aftermath : Yoshida Shigeru and the Japanese experience, 1878-1954 by John W Dower ( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The elements of Japanese design; a handbook of family crests, heraldry & symbolism by John W Dower ( Book )
20 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ways of forgetting, ways of remembering : Japan in the modern world by John W Dower ( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 538 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 )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 467 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
The Hiroshima murals : the art of Iri Maruki and Toshi Maruki by John W Dower ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 443 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 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Embracing defeat : Japan in the aftermath of World War II by John W Dower ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dower traces the impact of defeat and reconstruction on every aspect of Japan's national life. Alongside the familiar story of economic resurgence, he 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
Hiroshima no pika Hellfire: a journey from Hiroshima / First Run Features ; produced, written and directed by John Junkerman. writer, director ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hirsohima No Pika is an animated film based on the award winning children's book by the Japanese artist Toshi Maruki. Through Maruki's hear-rending but beautiful water color illustrations, the film tells the story of a young girl and her family who live through the horrific bombing of Hirsohima
Cultures of war Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq by John W Dower ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John W. Dower presents a groundbreaking comparative study of the dynamics and pathologies of war in modern times
Embracing defeat by John W Dower ( )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources, Dower's new study illuminates how shattering defeat, followed by over six years of American military occupation, affected every level of Japanese society
Wings of defeat by Risa Morimoto ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Japan, WWII Kamikaze are still revered as self-sacrificing heroes. Internationally, they remain a potent symbol of fanaticism. Until now, few outsiders knew that many Kamikaze survived their suicide missions. The candid, heartbreaking testimony of surviving Kamikaze conveys the true depth of war's travesty. Sixty years later, these humble men tell us about the horrors of the cockpit, their dramatic survival and the survivors' guilt still haunting them"--Container
Reinventing Tokyo : Japan's largest city in the artistic imagination ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dower, J. W.
Dower, John
Dower, John W.
ジョンW. ダワー
ダワー, ジョン
ダワー, ジョン・W
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