Saturday, April 26, 2014

Letters from the End of the World

Letters from the End of the World by Toyofumi Ogura is a firsthand account book on the Bombing of Hiroshima. The Japanese attack on Peal Harbor led the US to enter WW2. After resolving conflict in Europe, we shifted our attention to Japan. Two atomic bombs was dropped to end the war. This book incorporates letters that Mr. Ogura wrote to his wife, who died after two weeks of bombing. The letters are eye witness of the bombing and terror that many Japanese citizens felt. It is a sad, heartbroken book that describe how dramatic life has changed in Japan. I recommend this book to those who would like to explore and curious about
a different perspective of history. The writing itself is very straightforward and easy to comprehend. Its strong and descriptive imagery and his sad experience can bring tear to your eyes.

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