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    After Words with John Dower

    Mr. Dower examines the institutional behaviors and individual beliefs that contributed to four major war events: the attack on Pearl Harbor, the bombing of Hiroshima, the September…

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    Book Discussion on Cultures of War

    John Dower talked about his book Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq, which was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award for Nonfiction. He was interviewed during the…

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    J. Anthony Lukas Prize

    Winners of the 2000 Lukas Prize discussed the craft of writing narrative non-fiction and how they approached the research for their books. The prize is named for Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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    2000 Bancroft Prize

    Faculty of Columbia University presented the 2000 Bancroft Prize to this years recipients. The winners gave brief descriptions of their books as well as discussed other topics relating…

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    Book Discussion on Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

    John Dower talked about his book, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, published by W.W. Norton and Company. The book tells how U.S. armed forces transformed imperial…

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    Book Discussion on Embracing Defeat

    Mr. Dower spoke about his book, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, published by W. W. Norton about the reconstruction of Japan. The book examines how American…

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    National Book Awards Finalists Readings

    Finalists from various categories of the National Book Awards read from their works.

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    National Book Awards Dinner

    Host Steve Martin introduced the chairs of the various book juries, who in turn announced the National Book Award winners. The winners also spoke briefly. Oprah Winfrey, after…

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    Coverage as Seen by the Coverees

    The Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs sponsored a forum which brought together media representatives and academicians to discuss the media of the U.S. and Japan and their coverage of…

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