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    Hiroshima by John Hersey

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city. This book tells what happened on that day, told through the memoirs of survivors.

Year: 1946
Genre: Bombing of Hiroshima and NagasakiNew Journalism

    Shogun by James Clavell

After Englishman John Blackthorne is lost at sea, he awakens in a place few Europeans know of and even fewer have seen--Nippon. Thrust into the closed society that is seventeenth-century Japan, a land where the line between life and death is razor-thin, Blackthorne must negotiate not only a foreign people, with unknown customs and language, but also his own definitions of morality, truth, and freedom.

Year: 1975
Genre: ActionFar EastHistorical

    The Miko by Eric Van Lustbader

When his best friend dies under suspicious circumstances, martial arts expert Nicholas Linnear vows revenge. And while he may look American, Linnear’s childhood spent in the dojos of Japan taught him that vengeance must never be hurried.

Year: 1984
Genre: Action

    White Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader

A sadist haunts the back alleys and sex clubs of Tokyo, picking up women, horrifically mutilating them, and leaving behind a calling card written in blood: This could be your wife. He kills fearlessly, certain the police will never catch him. The only man who might stop this fiend is Nicholas Linnear, a martial arts expert whose childhood education in the dojos of Japan has made him one of the country’s leading practitioners of ninjutsu.

Year: 1990
Genre: Serial Killer

    The Oligarch's Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader

Returning to Tokyo after many years, Nicholas Linnear—the ninja—must make a deal with the devil if he is to maintain control of his newly launched shipping concern. The exiled Russian oligarch Vladimir Orkin is the buyer Linnear needs for his liquid natural gas, but his offer is contingent on the ninja’s performance of an unusual service.

Year: 2016
Genre: Action

    Fallout by Lesley M. M. Blume

Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century--the true effects of the atom bomb--potentially saving millions of lives.

Year: 2020
Genre: Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1946Hiroshima by John Hersey New Journalism, Japan, Non-Fiction
1975Shogun by James Clavell Action, Historical, Far East, Asian Saga, Japan
1984The Miko by Eric Van Lustbader Action, Nicholas Linnear, Japan
1990White Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader Serial Killer, Nicholas Linnear, Japan
2016The Oligarch's Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader Action, Nicholas Linnear, Japan
2020Fallout by Lesley M. M. Blume Japan, Non-Fiction
The Hiroshima Cover-Up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World





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