History - Asia - Japan

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American Yellow

George Omi

The day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Minoru Omi's whole life was turned upside down. Racial tensions ran high -- his father, a Japanese immigrant, is questioned by the FBI, and eventually his family is uprooted from their lives in San F...

Published: May 2016

African Samurai: The True Story of Ya...

Thomas Lockley

Warrior. Samurai. Legend. When Yasuke arrived in Japan in the late 1500s, he had already traversed much of the known world. Kidnapped as a child in Northeast Africa, he served as a bodyguard to the head of the Jesuits in Asia, trav...

Published: Feb 2020

Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan's...

Lucy Birmingham

In March of 2011, a 9.0 earthquake  struck off the northeastern  coast of Japan, unleashing a tsunami onto the densely populated coast. Over 19,000 people would  be left dead, or missing, and the disaster triggered the world's wors...

Published: Apr 2014

The Knights of Bushido: A Short Histo...

Russell Of Liverpool Lord

'A stark reminder of the dangers of appeasement and pacifism in the face of a fanatical and nondemocratic enemy.'—Military ReviewThe war crimes trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo meted out the Allies' official justice; Lord Russell of Li...

Published: Aug 2008

Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey f...

Janice P. Nimura

"Nimura paints history in cinematic strokes and brings a forgotten story to vivid, unforgettable life."―Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a GeishaIn 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the Unit...

Published: May 2016

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life...

Richard Lloyd Parry

A renowned journalist for London's The Times and the author of People Who Eat Darkness, Richard Lloyd Parry delivers the definitive account of the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, and the stories of the sur...

Published: Oct 2018

Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

Susan Southard

"A poignant and complex picture of the second atomic bomb's enduring physical and psychological tolls. Eyewitness accounts are visceral and haunting. . . . But the book's biggest achievement is its treatment of the aftershocks i...

Published: Jul 2016
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