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.
Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Pantheon On Sale: February 12, 1987 Price: $18.95
Dower draws on American and Japanese songs, slogans, cartoons, propaganda films, and other documents of the time to reveal the dimensions of the role played by race in the war. As Edwin O. Reischauer, former ambassador to Japan, has pointed out, this book offers "a lesson that the postwar generations need...
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