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Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor Hiroshima 9/11

John Dower, Professor of History at MIT, analyzes the historical and cultural forces behind the Japa ...

John W. Dower

John W. Dower is the author of Embracing Defeat, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; War without Mercy, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Cultures of War. He is professor emeritus of history at MIT. In addition to authoring many books and articles about Japan and the United States in war and peace, he is a founder and codirector of the online “Visualizing Cultures” project established at MIT in 2002 and dedicated to the presentation of image-driven scholarship on East Asia in the modern world. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Books by John W. Dower

  1. Book CoverCultures of War: Pearl Harbor / Hiroshima / 9-11 / Iraq


    Finalist for the 2010 National Book Award in Nonfiction and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize: “A thought-provoking . . . book about the way events echo—and mis-echo—down the corridors of history.”—Financial TimesMore

  2. Book CoverEmbracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II


    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant examination of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II.More