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We stood in an exhibit room full of wiggly noisy Japanese school children and took in the grainy black and white panorama of Hiroshima taken the day after the atomic bomb exploded. In the photo, the landscape was strewn with rubble. A handful of people could be seen...read more
Country Driving: A Journey through China from Farm to Factory by Peter Hessler (2010) Country Driving is a compilation of three long narratives written by an American journalist who lived and traveled around rural China between 2000-2007. His observations relate to...read more
Shōgun by James Clavell (1975) Shōgun is a historical novel loosely based on the adventures of English sailor, William Adams, who landed in Japan in 1600 AD. This epic saga involves numerous main characters and subplots while bloody battles, beheadings and...read more