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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 Warâ raceâ 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.”
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Dower's premise in War without Mercy is a startling one: Though Western allies were clearly headed for victory, pure racism fueled the continuation and intensification of hostilities in the Pacific theater during the final year of World War II, a period that saw as many casualties as in the first five years of the conflict combined. Dower doesn't reach this disturbing conclusion lightly. He combed through piles of propaganda films, news articles, military documents, cartoons--even entries in academic journals in researching this book. Though his case is strong, Dower minimizes other factors, such as the protracted negotiations between the West and the Japanese.From the Publisher:
"One of the most original and important books to be written about the war between Japan and the United States."--The New York Times
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Book Description Pantheon, 1986. Hardcover, illus. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition; First Printing. Book New. NOnotes. No markings or names of ANY kind. DJ with 2 very minor cuts at spine head else DJ New. Not price clipped ($22.50) ; Propaganda pictures; 398 pages. Seller Inventory # 11639
Book Description Pantheon, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11039450030X
Book Description Pantheon, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX039450030X
Book Description Pantheon, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M039450030X