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War without Mercy

War without Mercy

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Written by John DowerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by John Dower

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • On Sale: February 12, 1987
  • Price: $18.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-394-75172-6 (0-394-75172-8)
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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 most...with eloquence, crushing detail, and power."

"Belongs in every general library...should be required reading for anyone interested in understanding the trade wars that have mercifully replaced the killing fields in the Pacific."--The Boston Globe

Table of Contents

Part One: Enemies

1. Patters of a Race War
2. "Know Your Enemy"
3. War Hates and War Crimes

Part Two: The War in Western Eyes

4. Apes and Others
5. Lesser Men and Supermen
6. Primitives, Children, Madmen
7. Yellow, Red, and Black Men


Part Three: The War in Japanese Eyes

8. The Pure Self
9. The Demonic Other
10. "Global Policy with the Yamato Race as Nucleus"

Part Four: Epilogue

11. From War to Peace