Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War IIWinner 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 n nDrawing on a vast range

The Making of Modern Japan

The Making of Modern JapanMagisterial in vision, sweeping in scope, this monumental work presents a seamless account of Japanese society during the modern era, from 1600 to the present A distillation of than fifty years engagement with Japan and its history, it is the crowning work of our leading interpreter of the mo

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan

Hirohito and the Making of Modern JapanWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeIn this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty three year reign ushered Japan into the modern world Never before has the full life of this controversial fig


HiroshimaOn August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city This book, John Hersey s journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic that stirs th

The Rape of Nanking

The Rape of NankingIn December 1937, the Japanese army invaded the ancient city of Nanking, systematically raping, torturing, and murdering than 300,000 Chinese civilians n nThis book tells the story from three perspectives of the Japanese soldiers who performed it, of the Chinese civilians who endured it, and o

A History of Japan

A History of JapanThis is one of the most classic books of Japanese history and still the preeminent work on the history of Japan Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a fascinating look at the nation of Japan throughout history Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre history period A History of J

Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, 1852-1912

Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, 1852-1912When Emperor Meiji began his rule, in 1867, Japan was a splintered empire, dominated by the shogun and the daimyos, who ruled over the country s than 250 decentralized domains and who were, in the main, cut off from the outside world, staunchly antiforeign, and committed to the traditions of th

Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period

Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji PeriodIdeology played a momentous role in modern Japanese history Not only did the elite of imperial Japan 1890 1945 work hard to influence the people to yield as the grasses before the wind, but historians of modern Japan later identified these efforts as one of the underlying pathologies of World War

The Rising Sun: The Decline & Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-45

The Rising Sun: The Decline & Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-45This Pulitzer Prize winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author s words, a factual saga of