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Yokohama Burning

The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire that Helped Forge the Path to World War II

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This edition was published in by Free Press in New York, . London.

Written in English

336 pages

Yokohama Burning is 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 Joshua 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. - Publisher.

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Yokohama Burning: The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire that Helped Forge the Path to World War II
August 29, 2006, Free Press
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Yokohama Burning is 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 Joshua 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. - Publisher.

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Yokohama Burning

The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire that Helped Forge the Path to World War II

This edition was published in by Free Press in New York, . London.


Table of Contents

Prologue : September 1, 1923
City of silk
The morning before
On the waterfront
The catfish and the keystone
Inferno
Tokyo burning
Rescue
Massacres
Spreading the news
Going home
Epilogue

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Library of Congress
DS888 .H245 2006

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xvi, 313 p.
Number of pages
336
Dimensions
9.1 x 6 x 1.1 inches
Weight
1.1 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7948075M
Internet Archive
yokohamaburningd00hamm
ISBN 10
0743264657
ISBN 13
9780743264655
LC Control Number
2006046200
Library Thing
1776544
Goodreads
1821754

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