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War without Mercy by John Dower
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War without Mercy by John Dower
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Feb 12, 1987 | ISBN 9780394751726

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Praise

War Without Mercy has been widely praised in the press:
 
“May well be the most important study of the Pacific War ever published.”
The New Republic
 
“One of the handful of truly important books on the Pacific War . . . a cautionary tale for all peoples, now and in the future.”
Foreign Affairs
 
“An exceptionally important book.”
Newsweek
 
“Belongs in every general library . . . should be required reading for anyone interested in understanding the trade wars that have mercifully replaced the killing fields in the Pacific.”
The Boston Globe

Awards

National Book Critics Circle Awards WINNER 1986

Table Of Contents

Preface • xi
 
PART I: ENEMIES
1. Patterns of a Race War • 3
2. “Know Your Enemy” • 15
3. War Hates and War Crimes • 33
 
PART II: THE WAR IN WESTERN EYES
4. Apes and Others • 77
5. Lesser Men and Supermen • 94
6. Primitives, Children, Madmen • 118
7. Yellow, Red, and Black Men • 147
    Illustrations • 181
 
PART III: THE WAR IN JAPANESE EYES
8. The Pure Self • 203
9. The Demonic Other 234
10. “Global Policy with the Yamato Race as Nucleus” • 262

PART IV EPILOGUE
11. From War to Peace • 293

Notes • 319
Bibliography • 367
Picture Credits • 385
Index • 387

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