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Yokohama Burning : The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire That Helped Forge the Path to World War II
by Joshua Hammer


Overview - The story of the worst natural disaster of the twentieth century: the earthquakes, fires, and tsunamis of September 1923 that destroyed Yokohama and most of Tokyo and killed 140,000 people during two days of horror. Piecing together a minute-by-minute account, journalist Hammer re-creates harrowing scenes of death, escape, and rescue.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The story of the worst natural disaster of the twentieth century: the earthquakes, fires, and tsunamis of September 1923 that destroyed Yokohama and most of Tokyo and killed 140,000 people during two days of horror. Piecing together a minute-by-minute account, journalist Hammer re-creates harrowing scenes of death, escape, and rescue. He also places the tumultuous events in the context of history and demonstrates how they set Japan on a path to even greater tragedy: the massive, American-led relief effort seemed to promise a bright new era in U.S.-Japanese relations, but, Hammer asserts, the calamity led in fact to a hardening of racist attitudes in both Japan and the United States, and drove Japan into the hands of radical militarists with imperial ambitions.--From publisher description.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780743264662
  • ISBN-10: 0743264665
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publish Date: February 2011
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.09 pounds


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