War without Mercy: PACIFIC WAR

War without Mercy: PACIFIC WAR

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by John Dower
     
 

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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD AN AMERICAN BOOK AWARD FINALIST Now in paperback, War Without Mercy has been hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most original and important books to be written about the war between Japan and the United States.” In this monumental history, Professor John Dower reveals a

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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD AN AMERICAN BOOK AWARD FINALIST Now in paperback, War Without Mercy has been hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most original and important books to be written about the war between Japan and the United States.” In this monumental history, Professor John Dower reveals a hidden, explosive dimension of the Pacific War—race—while writing what John Toland has called “a landmark book . . . a powerful, moving, and evenhanded history that is sorely needed in both America and Japan.” Drawing on American and Japanese songs, slogans, cartoons, propaganda films, secret reports, and a wealth of other documents of the time, Dower opens up a whole new way of looking at that bitter struggle of four and a half decades ago and its ramifications in our lives today. As Edwin O. Reischauer, former ambassador to Japan, has pointed out, this book offers “a lesson that the postwar generations need most . . . with eloquence, crushing detail, and power.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307816146
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
470,562
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

John W. Dower, born in 1938, is the Henry Luce Professor of International Cooperation and Global Stability at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Empire and Aftermath: Yoshida Shigeru and the Japanese Experience, 1878–1954 and The Elements of Japanese Design, and is the editor of The Origins of the Japanese State: Selected Writings of E. H. Norman and coeditor of The Hiroshima Murals: The Art of Iri Maruki and Toshi Maruki.

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War without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Vanlh More than 1 year ago
This is a book that tells how the war was fought on the ground, and why. It is not the world of diplomats and generals but the soldiers, sailors and pilots and both sides, and the racist propaganda and viewpoints that affected both sides.
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