Showa, 1944-1953

Showa, 1944-1953

A History of Japan

Graphic Novel - 2014 | First paperback edition.
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Showa 1944-1953 : a History of Japan continues the award-winning author Shigeru Mizuki's autobiographical and historical account of the Showa period in Japan. This volume recounts the events of the final years of the Pacific War, and the consequences of the war's devastation for Mizuki and the Japanese populace at large.
"The third volume of [the author's] ... encyclopedic account of Japan before and after World War II. Drawing from his own experiences as a foot soldier in the Pacific Islands and from the greater sweep of history's footprints, it is a chilling antiwar document and an intimate revelation of the destruction left in the wake of the atomic bombs"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: [Montreal, Quebec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2014.
Edition: First paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781770461628
1770461620
Branch Call Number: FIC MIZUKI
Characteristics: 540 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Davisson, Zack - Translator

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gideonlundin
Nov 23, 2017

History but it's fun!

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mammothhawk229e
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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