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History - Asia - Japan
A riveting account of the role of Americans in the evolution of the Tokyo underworld in the years since 1945.In the ashes of postwar Japan lay a gold mine for certain opportunistic, expatriate Americans. Addicted to the volatile energy of ...
ISBN: 9780593286425Unabridged Download
The untold story of how Japan became a cultural superpower through the fantastic inventions that captured—and transformed—the world’s imagination. The Walkman. Karaoke. Pikachu. Pac-Man. Akira. Emoji. We’ve all falle...
ISBN: 9780593210246Unabridged Download
On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassi...
ISBN: 9780593163320Unabridged Download
A classic memoir of self-invention in a strange land: Ian Buruma's unflinching account of his amazing journey into the heart of Tokyo's underground culture as a young man in the 1970'sWhen Ian Buruma arrived in Tokyo in 1975, Japan was little more th...
ISBN: 9780525528814Unabridged Download
**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)****Kansas City Star Best Books of the Year (2013)**A passionate student of Japanese poetry, theater, and art for much of her life, Gretel Ehrlich felt compelled to return to the earthquake-and-tsunami-devastated...
ISBN: 9780804193702Unabridged Download
In this haunting work of journalistic investigation, Haruki Murakami tells the story of the horrific terrorist attack on Japanese soil that shook the entire world. On a clear spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison...
ISBN: 9780804166713Unabridged Download
From the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police press club: a unique, firsthand, revelatory look at Japanese culture from the underbelly up. At nineteen, Jake Adelstein went to Japan in search of ...
ISBN: 9780307713162Unabridged Download
In his critically acclaimed Armageddon, Hastings detailed the last twelve months of the struggle for Germany. Here, in what can be considered a companion volume, he covers the horrific story of the war against Japan.By the summer of 1944 it was clear...
ISBN: 9781415948415Unabridged Download