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Meet our Authors: Dr Mayako Shimamoto - January 2019

Dr Mayako Shimamoto is a Visiting Fellow at the Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan. After receiving a PhD in American History from Osaka University in 2012, a summary of her dissertation was published in the Journal of American Studies from the American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK) in 2013. As a historian, she also co-authored the Historical Dictionary of Japanese Foreign Policy, published in the US in 2015. Her current research focus is Japan’s nuclear policy in the context of US-Japan relations.

Henry A. Wallace’s Criticism of America’s Atomic Monopoly, 1945-1948 is the first book Dr Shimamoto has published with Cambridge Scholars. This book presents a biographical account of one of the most important individuals of the 20th century and emphasises both his commitment to peace and his influence on the outcome of the fraught post-war era.

Here is Dr Shimamoto on her first experience of publishing with us:


“When I received an email from Cambridge Scholars Publishing, it was an amazing surprise. This gave me great joy and encouragement, as my dissertation, a full description and criticism of America’s atomic policy, was neglected by a US publisher, but CSP did not. How generous and fair! The process of formatting and editing the manuscripts has been smooth, and moreover, the CSP artistic designer produced a wonderful dust cover for me. Thanks to CSP’s efforts, I have recently found that libraries of US universities are holding my book, including Amazon Japan which has started to market the book on their website!”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Henry A. Wallace’s Criticism of America’s Atomic Monopoly, 1945-1948. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJAN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 15th February 2019.

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