Showa

Showa

A History of Japan, 1926-1939

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"First volume of Shigeru Mizuki's meticulously researched historical portrait of twentieth century Japan. This volume deals with the period leading up to World War II, a time of high unemployment and other economic hardships caused by the Great Depression. Mizuki's photo-realist style effortlessly brings to life Japan of the 1920s and 1930s, depicting bustling city streets and abandoned graveyards with equal ease"--Publisher's website.
Publisher: [Montréal, Québec] :, Drawn & Quarterly,, 2013.
Edition: First paperback edition November 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781770461352
1770461353
Characteristics: 533 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 19, 2017

A four volume history of Japan covering time between 1926 and 1989. Good for readers of heavy duty history and war books and anybody who loved Bill Wurtz's History of Japan viral video but wanted to know a bit more about the island nation.

Mayflower94 Aug 18, 2017

The complex and turbulent Showa Era of Japan (1926-1989) is told in two parallel lines. The author’s life story is set against the grand background of the reign of Showa Emperor, Hirohito, spanning from the Great Depression to WWII to the Japanese Miracle and after. This four volume series is epic yet very imitate and personal. One of the best books I’ve ever read.

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mammothhawk229e
Sep 08, 2016

Unflattering, but realistic history not taught in high school history class in weekly manga collected into three volumes.
Interesting on author's eccentric father & stoic mother.
I'm not surprised modest author won award from his country.

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