John W. Dower. War Without Mercy: Race & Power in the Pacific War. New York: Pantheon, 1986.
In War Without Mercy, John Dower forces the reader to question many aspects of the Pacific Theater of World War II. In World War II, it was clear who the Allies were fighting and why they were fighting. It was a war that needed to be won, and the Allies knew that there was no other way out of the war. But how it was fought, so harsh and merciless, neither side wanted to back down. Dower describes the racial tension in the Pacific Theater of World War II and how the consequences weighted heavily on the Pacific after the war ended.
Dower analyzes the propaganda that fueled American hate towards the Japanese. Everything started this hate after the