John Dower has long been a family friend and a highly acclaimed author. He taught at the University of Wisconsin - Madison from 1971 to 1986. Currently he serves as the Ford International Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was executive producer of a documentary film, which was nominated for an Academy Award, entitled - Hellfire: a Journey from Hiroshima. And his book, Embracing Defeat, received the National Book Award in 1999. - John
Midwest Book Review:
Japanese History and Culture from Ancient to Modern Times is an indispensable reference book for every researcher, teacher, and student of Japanese history, social and politics. It is the most detailed and complete bibliography of Japanese history in the English language. It has over 5,000 entries on 360 pages, covering reference works, fiction and non-fiction texts, scholarly monographs, anthologies, and articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers. Japanese History and Culture from Ancient to Modern Times is divided into seven topical bibliographies: Ancient and Medieval Japan: From the Earliest Times through the 16th Century; Early Modern and Modern Japan: 1600-1945; Japan Abroad: Foreign Relations, Empire and War from the Restoration to 1945; Japan and the Crisis in Asia 1931-1945: Primary Materials in English; and Occupied Japan, the Cold War and Asia. Japanese History and Culture from Ancient to Modern Times is enlarged and updated through mid-1994 and includes an index of author's names.