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John W. Dower is a Pulitzer Prize winning author. His book, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, is part of the Upton Bell Collection at UMass Lowell Libraries in O'Leary Library, 2nd Floor Special Collections and includes a personal inscription.
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Awards won by John W. Dower
National Book Award Nonfiction Finalist, 2010, for Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq
Pulitzer Prize Winner in General Nonfiction, 2000, for Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
National Book Award Nonfiction Winner, 2000, for Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
Bancroft Prize Winner, 2000, for Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
Mark Lynton History Prize Winner, 2000, for Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
Academy Award Best Documentary Feature Nominee, 1988, for Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima
National Book Award Nonfiction Finalist, 1986, for War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War
Embracing Defeat by
Call Number: DS 889 .D69 1999
Publication Date: 1999-03-17
Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most important 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, whom Stephen E. Ambrose has called "America's foremost historian of the Second World War in the Pacific," gives us the rich and turbulent interplay between West and East, the victor and the vanquished, in a way never before attempted, from top-level manipulations concerning the fate of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes and fears of men and women in every walk of life. Already regarded as the benchmark in its field, Embracing Defeat is a work of colossal scholarship and history of the very first order. John W. Dower is the Elting E. Morison Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for War Without Mercy.