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John W. Dower

Born: 21-Jun-1938
Birthplace: Providence, RI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Embracing Defeat

Military service: USAF (1961-62)

    High School: Classical High School, Providence, RI (1955)
    University: BA American Studies, Amherst College (1959)
    University: MA East Asian Studies, Harvard University (1961)
    University: PhD History and Far Eastern Languages, Harvard University (1972)
    Teacher: Instructor of History, University of Nebraska (1970-71)
    Professor: University of Wisconsin-Madison (1971-85)
    Professor: University of California at San Diego (1986-91)
    Professor: History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1991-2010)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1991
    American Philosophical Society 2007
    Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars
    Society of American Historians 1988
    National Book Critics Circle Award 1986 for War Without Mercy
    National Book Award for Nonfiction 1999 for Embracing Defeat
    Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction 2000 for Embracing Defeat

Author of books:
The Elements of Japanese Design: A Handbook of Family Crests, Heraldry & Symbolism (1971, art)
War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War (1986, history)
Japanese History & Culture from Ancient to Modern Times: Seven Basic Bibliographies (1986, bibliography)
Empire and Aftermath: Yoshida Shigeru and the Japanese Experience, 1878-1954 (1988, biography)
Japan in War and Peace: Selected Essays (1993, essays)
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II (1999, history)
Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor / Hiroshima / 9-11 / Iraq (2010, history)
Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World (2012, international affairs)

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