Winner, National Book Critics Circle Award Winner, American Historical Association's Award for Scholarly Distinction
John W. Dower is a professor of history, emeritus, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He co-founded MIT’s online “Visualizing Cultures” project, which uses visual materials to reexamine the experience of Japan and China in the modern world. Dower is the author of Japan in War and Peace: Selected Essays, and Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World, both published by The New Press. He is also the author of the National Book Award finalist Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor / Hiroshima / 9-11 / Iraq and of Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, which was the recipient of numerous honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History, and the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Prize; both books were co-published by The New Press and W.W. Norton & Company. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.