Showa, 1944-1953

Showa, 1944-1953

A History of Japan

Graphic Novel - 2014
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"Recounts the final years of the Pacific War, from the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor through to emperor Hirohito's surrender, and on into the misery and poverty of the postwar period, which a wounded young Mizuki experienced to its fullest"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2014.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781770461628
1770461620
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC BOOK 952.033 MIZ
Characteristics: 540 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Davisson, Zack

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Sep 08, 2016

Explained how the author lost his arm in the war.
Author didn't pull any punch on the long & brutal war, small minded Tojo refusal to end the war earlier or listen to "defeatist" advice from his pragmatic subordinates.
Few books on how post-war defeated Japan reorganize under United States occupation or the wheeling & dealing of ordinary Japanese veterans trying to survive.
Thick tome with a lot footnotes on events & explaining Japanese words & terms.

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