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    • Embracing Defeat

    • By: John W. Dower
    • Narrated by: Edward Lewis
    • Length: 21 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    This illuminating study explores the ways in which the shattering defeat of the Japanese in World War II, followed by over six years of American military occupation, affected every level of Japanese society. The author describes the countless ways in which the Japanese met the challenge of "starting over", from top-level manipulations concerning the fate of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes, fears, and activities of ordinary men and women in every walk of life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pulitzer Prize Winner!

    • By KF on 10-09-07

    Regular price: $31.47

    • War Without Mercy

    • Race and Power in the Pacific War
    • By: John W. Dower
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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 War - race - 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."

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • War without Mercy

    • By rbergen on 05-02-17

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Cultures of War

    • Pearl Harbor / Hiroshima / 9-11 / Iraq
    • By: John W. Dower
    • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Dower examines the cultures of war revealed by four powerful events - Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9/11, and the invasion of Iraq in the name of a war on terror. The list of issues examined and themes explored is wide-ranging: failures of intelligence and imagination, wars of choice and "strategic imbecilities", faith-based secular thinking as well as more overtly holy wars, the targeting of noncombatants, and the almost irresistible logic - and allure - of mass destruction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dower does it again

    • By Anthony on 06-25-18

    Regular price: $27.99